Locking Out a Dangerous Machine

October 2020

A personal injury attorney will at times work on injuries caused by dangerous machines.  Even if an injury occurs at work, an employee may still have a claim against the machine manufacturer or the distributor of the machine.  One of the concerns that is addressed with evaluating a claim against a machine manufacturer is whether the machine was capable of being "locked out."  A machine is capable of being "locked out" if it meets one of the following requirements:  1)  the machine can be locked without replacing, dismantling or rebuilding the energy isolating device, 2) it is designed with a clasp to which a lock can be attached, 3) a locking mechanism is built into the machine or 4) it is designed with an integral part to which a lock can be affixed.

At Herrick & Hart, we have been helping the injured who have been hurt by dangerous products since 1951.  We offer a free consultation on personal injury cases.  If you have been hurt by a dangerous product, you might take the time to contact us today.