Our experts are regularly retained in casework involving lacerations, amputations, and deaths that are associated with the use or misuse of saws and other woodworking tools. The scope of our investigations can include equipment operation and maintenance as well as various safety features, such as guards, protective equipment, and flesh sensing technology units (sawstop).

Woodworking equipment injury investigations

Sharp knives, teeth, and abrasives, rotating at high speed, characterize woodworking tools and machinery. These tools that cut and shape wood can do the same to the equipment operator. Guarding, warning, instructing, and using Personal Protective Equipment are the issues most often addressed in woodworking equipment injury investigations. The settings for these injuries include home, commercial, industrial, construction site, and school environments.

Common Woodworking Tool Investigations Include:

Our analysis focuses on product defects, compliance with national consensus standards, OSHA regulations, and other relevant industry standards.

  • Table saw kickbacks
  • Circular saw kickbacks
  • Guarding issues, including sawstop technology
  • Planer, molder, shaper, kickbacks and amputations
  • Grinder and sander abrasions and nip-point injuries
  • Analysis of warnings and safety instructions
  • Jointer hand-cutter contacts
  • Bandsaw lacerations and amputations
  • Unexpected startup/unguarded controls
  • Runaway drill and router incidents

WOODWORKING EVIDENCE & TESTING

Robson Forensic offers a fully appointed mechanical testing laboratory to assist our clients with managing the storage and inspection of evidence related to woodworking safety cases. Our lab facilities can accommodate large industrial equipment and are equipped to perform testing on a variety of electrical and mechanical devices. Visit our Mechanical Testing Laboratory page for more information.

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