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Masonry Core Drill Bits Accidents

Michael Agruss

Written and Reviewed by Michael Agruss

  • Managing Partner and Personal Injury Lawyer at Mike Agruss Law.
  • Over 20 years of experience in Personal Injury.
  • Over 8000+ consumer rights cases settled.
  • Graduated from the University of Illinois Chicago School of Law: Juris Doctor, 2004.
Construction is one of the most dangerous careers in America, with one in ten construction workers injured each year while working on the roads, infrastructure, and buildings across the country. This often involves the use of dangerous and heavy equipment such as masonry core drill bits.
Masonry core drill bits are used for drilling concrete and reinforced concrete, as well as medium steel, rebar, brick, pavers, and stone. While a useful tool for quick drilling in hard materials, masonry core drill bits can cause serious injuries.
If you have been injured in a masonry core drill bit 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 personal 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.

Masonry Core Drill Bits Risks

Masonry core drilling bits require less power and effort than solid drill bits when making large holes. For operator safety, experts recommend that any drilling over 67mm be done with a drill mounted on a stand. It is also important that operators are trained in the safe use of masonry core drills and their bits to avoid serious injuries. This includes recognizing any issues where drilling is going to occur, such as the presence of gas, power, or water lines. Operators must also be trained in proper upkeep of their equipment, routine maintenance should be performed, and they should never use masonry core drill bits that are defective in design and/or manufacture. To do so could cause serious injuries.
The most common injuries seen in masonry core drill bits accidents include:
  • Bruises
  • Lacerations
  • Fractures
  • Abrasions
  • Amputation
  • Crushing injuries
  • Severe burns
  • Permanent disabilities
  • Head, neck, and spinal injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Death

Liability in Construction Accidents

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH ACT), employers have an obligation to maintain a safe working environment and follow the regulations of OSHA. If the employer, subcontractor, equipment manufacturer, or another employee fails to follow the appropriate standards of care and their actions or inactions cause an accident, they could be liable for the injuries and damages their negligence caused.
The Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act provides benefits, including medical and rehabilitation expenses, partial wages, and disability benefits to an injured worker regardless of who was at-fault for the accident. Workers compensation does typically prohibit an employee from suing their employer for the accident, however, there may be other options including filing a claim against a negligent third-party, such as a subcontractor, vendor, defective equipment designer and/or manufacturer, or general contractor who is not the employee’s direct employer.
Construction accidents are often complex, involving multiple parties and defendants. This is why it is important to contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to determine your rights under Illinois law.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to negligence on the job site or a defective product, the lawyers at Mike Agruss Law 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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