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The Dangers of Fitting a Circular Saw Blade to an Angle Grinder

By Les Winter, P.E.
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Angle grinders and hand-held circular saws (“Skil Saws”) are common power tools used on construction sites and in home handy-man applications. Too often, angle grinders are converted into…

Chair Collapse - Expert Investigates Wooden Chair Failure

By Les Winter, P.E.
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This case involved a plaintiff who was injured when a front leg of the chair she sat upon gave way, causing the chair to pitch forward. As a result of the failure, the plaintiff fell to the ground and…

Jointer Injuries: Machinery & Mishaps

By Les Winter, P.E.
Expert Overview

In this article, woodworking machinery expert, Les Winter, P.E. discusses jointer injuries. His discussion includes an overview of the machinery, an explanation of the most common injuries associated…

Table Saw Injuries & Safety

By Les Winter, P.E.
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In this article, woodworking safety expert, Les Winter, P.E. describes the various processes and equipment that are necessary to safely operate a table saw. Les regularly applies this information to…

Wood Chair Failures

By Les Winter, P.E.
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In this article, Professional Engineer and Woodworking Expert, Les Winter, P.E. discusses the causes of wood chair collapses which commonly lead to fall injuries. The experts at Robson Forensic have…

Utility Line Contact Shock Injury Investigation

By Les Winter, P.E.
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In this case a construction laborer working on scaffolding was injured when an object he was holding contacted an electrical utility wire. The worker was shocked and fell to the ground below. This…

Why Do Hand Held Circular Saw Injuries Occur

By Les Winter, P.E.
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In this article, woodworking tools expert, Les Winter, P.E. provides an introduction to circular saw injuries and an explanation of why they occur. Why Do Hand Held Circular Saw (“skil Saw”)…

Electrical Shock Injuries: Typical Causes of Electrical Exposure

By Les Winter, P.E.
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In this article electrical engineer, Les Winter, P.E., provides an introduction to the most common causes of electrical shock injuries that occur in domestic, commercial, industrial, and construction…

Miter Saw - Expert Introduction to Injuries and Safety Equipment

By Les Winter, P.E.
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This article is intended to provide an introduction into the injuries most commonly associated with miter saws, as well as information on available safety equipment/features. Miter Saws A miter saw is…

Contractor Table Saw Anatomy

By Les Winter, P.E.
Expert Overview

This document, created by woodworking tools expert, Les Winter, P.E., is intended to promote a technical dialog involving the components of a contractor table saw. Details in this document may vary…

Cabinet Table Saw Anatomy

By Les Winter, P.E.
Expert Overview

This document, created by woodworking tools expert, Les Winter, P.E., is intended to promote a technical dialog involving the components of a cabinet table saw. Details in this document may vary from…

Table Saw Guards - Expert Introduction to Table Saw Safety

By Les Winter, P.E.
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Manufacturers equip their saws with guarding, instructions, warnings and recommendations for personal protective equipment (“PPE”). At least one manufacturer currently provides an additional…

Saw Kickback - Expert Outlines Fundamentals of Saw Safety

By Les Winter, P.E.
Expert Article

Hand-held circular saw (“skil saw”), table saw and miter saw hand injuries are frequently caused by the same type of occurrence: Kickback. In this article, woodworking tools expert, Les…