Reply by Greedo

  • Advertise with us

Posted on Cabinetry firm fined $50K in amputation

View Greedo's profile


473 posts in 2955 days

#1 posted 05-11-2011 07:03 PM

in an ideal world you would get fired for not respecting safety measures, but in reality what i have seen so far is the opposite. when you get a job in a woodworking business, then you are not gonna start by telling your boss “okay, i refuse to use your tablesaw, your shaper and bandsaw because they are old and don’t have modern protections”
that’s a good way of losing your job, so you either quit by yourself or do as everybody else and shut up about it.

and when the tools are equipped with safety features, then i don’t see why the user would take the time to remove them before operating the machine, just for fun?
it’s either that the safety was permanently removed and everybody was aware, or either that the task required them to be removed. in both cases it’s mainly the employers fault

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics