Man injured in grinder incident


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A man has been rushed to hospital with a serious wrist injury after an incident with an electric grinder in northern New South Wales.

Paramedics were called to a farm in Alstonville shortly before Sunday morning.

The man in his 40s was operating an electric grinder when the incident occurred.

The man was treated by paramedics and was transported by road to Lismore Base Hospital.

Power tools are extremely hazardous when not used correctly and must be fitted with guards and safety switches. According to SafeWork SA, hand-held power tools must have a:

  • constant pressure switch which shuts off power upon release (e.g. circular saw, chainsaw, grinder, hand-held power drill), or
  • on-off switch (e.g. routers, planers, laminate trimmers, shears, jig saws, nibblers, scroll saws).

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