There are times when a ready-mix concrete truck cannot reach high enough or far enough to place the concrete. That’s where concrete conveyor trucks, truck-mounted conveyor assemblies, or portable concrete conveyor systems come into play. Each of these systems works to transport concrete over a distance depending on the worksite and the type of conveyor used.
While an important piece of equipment in the construction industry, concrete conveyors can be dangerous when not used safely or if concrete conveyor operators are not properly trained. With over 250,000 people working in the concrete manufacturing industry, it is very important that employers ensure that their employees receive proper training before using any piece of heavy machinery.
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Potential Concrete Conveyor Hazards
Manufacturing and transportation of concrete can pose multiple health and safety hazards to workers. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), these include:
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Inadequate safety guards on equipment
- Eye, skin, and respiratory tract irritation from exposure
- Chemical burns
- Noise exposure
- Unguarded machines
- Falling objects
- Defective design or poor maintenance
Unfortunately, production at any cost is often practiced at worksites, where money trumps employee safety. When employees are not trained on the proper and safe usage of the concrete conveyor they are using, they can cause themselves or others serious, sometimes deadly, accidents.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to negligence on the job site or a defective product, an experienced personal injury lawyer can review your claim and determine if there were unsafe working conditions, potential OSHA violations, and other hazards that may have existed at the time of your accident. They will also determine who may be liable for your injuries and damages and what compensation you may be entitled to.
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