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Conveyor and Feeder Accidents 


Conveyors and feeders are a major part of the manufacturing and construction industries, moving items and materials quickly and efficiently between two or more areas. When conveyors and feeders are not properly maintained, workers are not cognizant of the dangers and risks of working around conveyors or feeders, or an employer fails to provide a safe work environment for their employees, accidents can occur.

If you have been injured in a conveyor or feeder accident, contact Mike Agruss Law for a free consultation. We are a Chicago-based injury law firm representing individuals (and their families) who have suffered an injury in an accident. We will handle your case quickly and advise you every step of the way, and we will not hesitate to go to trial for you. Lastly, Mike Agruss Law is not paid attorneys’ fees unless we win your case. Our no-fee promise is that simple. You have nothing to risk when you hire us – only the opportunity to seek justice.

Causes of Conveyor and Feeder Accidents 

Conveyor and feeder accidents can occur for a variety of reasons. The most commonly seen causes of these dangerous accidents include:

  • Lack of training – Employers trying to cut corners may fail to properly instruct their employees on the dangers of working around conveyors and feeders. Failing to disclose the risks of working with dangerous equipment puts workers at risk for serious and deadly injuries. An employer could be liable if they fail to provide inadequate safety training.
  • Falling items – Conveyor belts and feeders that are overloaded can cause items to fall from the belts. Falling items can cause crushing injuries and trauma.
  • Improper conveyor and feeder assembly – It is important that all equipment is assembled properly to prevent injuries to workers.
  • Hazardous speed – Hands, feet, clothing, and hair can become caught in a conveyor or feeder, especially when the belt is moving at excessive speeds.
  • Unguarded conveyor or feeder – Guards should be placed at potential pinch points of a conveyor or feeder to prevent the risk of injury.
  • Defective design or manufacture – If a conveyor or feeder is designed or manufactured in a defective manner, the designer, manufacturer, and anyone involved in the chain of distribution could be held liable for the injuries and damages the defective product caused.

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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