If you ever needed a reason not to use diamond blades, look no further than Great Britain’s Bizarre ER. Their segment I Angle Grinded My Head in Half documents the 2008 angle grinder accident of Frank Morrison, who was struck in the face after his blade exploded.
The narrator calls the blade used by Morrison during the accident a “metal blade”. However, she also says that it “exploded”, which leads us to believe that he used an abrasive blade during this accident. (Not only that, but he has an abrasive blade mounted on his grinder in this video)
We should warn you that this video gets pretty gruesome around 2:21 or so. But then, things can get gruesome when you use abrasives instead of solid steel blades, like the Ductile Iron Safety Blade (up to 14″). Abrasives can and do shatter like this, and not everyone struck by them is as lucky as Morrison.
Part 2 tomorrow.
Remember, we’ll be exhibiting the Ductile Iron Safety Blade, Ductile Iron Ring Saw Safety Blade and Carbide Chunk Blade in Booth 3087 at the American Water Works Association‘s ACE13 conference in Denver, CO from June 9 to 12! See our press release for details.