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A punch press is a large machine that will cut holes in dense materials. It’s used on construction sites to punch holes in building materials, so it has a hydraulic ram on the top. Hydraulic, mechanical or hydro-mechanical punch presses have a force rating that is approximately 20 tons depending on the type of press.

The punch press can be operated by hand or automated. The ones used on many construction sites is automated because the materials are dense and heavy requiring a powerful punch to penetrate them. It’s one of the most powerful machines on a construction site, and it can be incredibly dangerous if it malfunctions due to improper inspections or safety precautions.

In fact, OSHA reported almost half of the accidents that involve a machine press or punch press resulted in amputation. OSHA requires employers to have two primary safeguards on their machines. It can include guards or devices that will detect operator contact. This is to stop the machine from operating if the person’s body is in direct contact with the machinery.

Machine malfunctions are one cause of employee accidents with the use of a punch press. The punch press might be defective or the safety protections might malfunction. One of the biggest problems with machines on the job site is that employers aren’t having them properly maintained and inspected. They are used without adhering to standard safety precautions too. In some cases, a construction worker is told to use the machine when they haven’t been properly trained and are not supervised.

All of those scenarios can result in serious injuries due to punch press accidents. A serious accident can cause cuts or lacerations, but one of the most horrific injuries that is incredibly common with this type of machine is the crushing of a limb and amputation. Along with a severed limb, amputation might result when the fingers or arm of an operator has been crushed. Some malfunctions of the punch press can result in a head injury or death depending on the way in which the press malfunctioned.

With the right safety procedures in place as well as regular inspections and maintenance, amputation and crushing injuries might be prevented. A lawyer who specializes in these kinds of cases will be able to investigate your case, find out if the press malfunctioned because of neglect and learn who is responsible for the injury.

After an accident, the victim will be recovering from the injury. This could entail many surgeries to reattach a limb or finger. The person may end up having to go through physical therapy or see various doctors for follow-up care after the emergency is over. All of these medical appointments can add up to thousands, which will come out of the person’s insurance or their pocket depending on their coverage.

If a family member loses a loved one due to punch press malfunction, an experienced lawyer can find out who is responsible and ensure the family member receives compensation for their loss.

A person who is injured due to punch press malfunction will be out of work for an indefinite amount of time while they recover. Some victims of this kind of injury will never be able to work in construction again. Their entire life will be altered forever by the tragedy, which was the result of someone else’s negligence.

Consulting a lawyer to learn whether you have a case is one of the first steps you should consider after an accident of this nature. The lawyer will let you know if you have a case, and how you should proceed.

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