Grinder Mismatch Gets Deadly

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Dec 162009


Grinding machines and abrasive wheels should always be used in accordance with the manufacturers instructions, lesson learned from a fatality in a safety alert from Step Change in Safety.

A welder carrying out maintenance was using a hand-held angle grinder to prepare surfaces in preparation for welding. The grinding wheel shattered penetrating the worker’s abdomen and chest, injuries he died from later in the day.

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