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Angle grinder injuries in orthopedics: A case series and review of the literature

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dc.contributor.author Curran, M.G.
dc.contributor.author Clesham, K.
dc.contributor.author Irwin, S.
dc.contributor.author Hughes, A.
dc.contributor.author Kennedy, M.
dc.date.accessioned 2021-03-01T12:10:03Z
dc.date.available 2021-03-01T12:10:03Z
dc.date.issued 2021
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/9828
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Angle grinders are amongst the most dangerous tools used in industry and agriculture. Over 5000 documented injuries are related to their use each year which are commonly triggered by a shattering of the abrasive wheel. These injuries are often accompanied by suboptimal health and safety standards. The authors of this paper present three separate cases of accidental injuries presenting to our institution over a short time period. The authors main aim is to raise awareness surrounding the associated dangers of using such tools. A brief economic analysis also illustrates the significant costs involved in treating such preventable injuries en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Trauma Case Reports;32, 100413
dc.subject Angle grinder en_US
dc.subject Work related injury en_US
dc.subject Trauma en_US
dc.title Angle grinder injuries in orthopedics: A case series and review of the literature en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.tcr.2021.100413
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US


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