Can you spot the 2 problems in this picture?
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This image was taken at a school – one man is using an angle grinder to cut something while the other man holds the piece on a chair for “support”.
The job requires a stable and supported area for the piece being grinded such as a table vice or clamp.
Eyes and Face
The men should be wearing hearing protection, safety glasses with side shields, and a face shield. Need proof? Just look at what can happen:
Using an angle grinder can be extremely dangerous for several reasons. If the wheel isn’t the right size or type, or is defective, it could break apart and become a dangerous projectile. One that can take off a finger, put out an eye, or do serious and sometimes fatal damage.
One Reddit user commented on this post “Happened yesterday at work, co-worker of mine, “Jim” was using said grinder, kicked back, snagged his untucked shirt, then reeled in and sliced his lower stomach, 18 stitches later…”