Diamond blades are used throughout the construction industry, on a variety of power tools and on saws designed to cut into the hardest of materials, stones, and metals. The most common uses for diamond blades are with circular saws, band saws and gang saws. The blades are very strong and hold up to thousands of hours of cutting very hard materials like tiles, asphalt, concrete, and more. The other materials that can be cut by diamond blades include marble, granite, bricks, masonry, gems, and much more. It is also critical that employers setup the work area and tools in such a way that employees are not inhaling dangerous and sometimes life-threatening dust from the materials and metals they are cutting. Many types of metallic dust can cause injuries, lung injuries, cuts and other harmful side effects if employees are exposed to them.
It is important for all supervisors and general contractors to make sure that each employee is trained on how to safely use diamond blades. Contact our Orange County diamond blade injury lawyers at DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo today if you have been injured in the workplace.
What is a Diamond Blade?
Diamond blades are among the strongest types of blades being manufactured. They are usually called upon to cut the hardest of materials like semiconductors metals and stone. For better blade life and to keep the dangerous dust down, many diamond blades are used with water. This also prevents overheating of the blade but it can be dangerous around electric saws or equipment. Some of the main companies that produce products and tools that utilize diamond blades include Makita, DeWalt, MK, Rockwell, RotoZip, Skill, D-Tec, Bosch, Freud, Fein, Norton, Anytime Tools, and GranQuartz. Another important note is that the entire blade is not made of diamonds as usually only the end of it has diamonds affixed to it.
Common Injuries Due to a Diamond Blade
Diamond blade injuries happen almost every day in this country. Some can be prevented like when employers remove the safety guards from their diamond blade tools so that the employees can work quicker. This and other modifications away from the manual are very dangerous. Some of the possible injuries from diamond blade work accidents include finger amputation, deep cuts, hand amputation, eye injuries, cuts from flying shards, lung injuries, dust inhalation, broken bones, head injuries, and more. We hope that the injury that you have sustained while working with a diamond blade is being treated and we hope to help you be whole again. Our construction injury attorneys in Orange County want to help you with your case.
Our Orange County Diamond Blade Injury Attorneys Can Help
We at the Law Offices of DiMarco | Araujo | Montevideo have helped people who have been hurt from diamond saw blade accidents since the late 1970s so we know how to protect your rights and win your case. Call us today at (714) 783-2205 to schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation. We will go for the maximum possible compensation for your on-the-job injury or personal injury and you will not have to pay us until and unless we win your case. Our personal injury attorneys in Orange County will take care of the headache and stress of the trial so you can focus on healing.