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Failure to Switch to Allegedly Safer Saw Wasn't Tantamount to Removal of Safety Guard

By WorkCompCentral

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 | 211 | 0 | 0 min read

The Alabama Supreme Court ruled that the failure to install a saw that allegedly had a better guard than the one that caused an injury was not tantamount to the removal of a safety guard on the first saw. Case: Saarinen v. Hall, No. 1160066, 09/01.2017, published. Facts: Louis Hall suffered injuries in May 2014 while operating a power saw at a plant owned by Williams Manufacturing. The saw was manufactured by Kalamazoo Industries and had a guard covering a portion of the blade. Someone at Williams Manufacturing installed an additional guard on the saw as well. After Hall's in...

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