Forensic Investigation of Machine Guarding

Machine Guarding: Plaintiff Side

Investigation of Machine Guarding Design

Plaintiff was injured when he removed the guard from a wire stripping machine, positioned it to defeat the interlocked switch, and went to clean the machine, while it was on.

His hand slipped and became caught in the machine and he was injured.

Our expert provided a substantiated opinion that the design of the interlock switch was inadequate, and a cause of the incident.

 

Forensic Investigation of Machine Guarding
Machine with ‘guard’ in place.

Forensic Investigation

Forensic Investigation of Machine Guarding

Machine with guard removed and resting on horizontal surface of machine.

 

Forensic Investigation of Machine Guarding

This close up photo shows the interlock switch held in the depressed (defeated) position, by the removed guard.

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