Garage door accidents12/21/2013 Back To Blog
Garage door accidents are one of the main reasons for getting injuries. Accidents can be caused by worn garage door parts. It can also be caused by carelessness. When you try to fix a broken spring on your own, climb ladders to check the opener or interfere with the replacement of sensors without having unplugged the system first, you may get seriously hurt and some of these injuries can be fatal.
Example of accidents
You should be fully aware of the different types of garage door accidents. Though most of them are often random in nature, it’s very important to have some ideas of what happened so as to be able to properly describe the incident to the doctor in case of an injury caused by your overhead door. Having general knowledge of the components can greatly help you understand why accidents may occur in the first place. Some of the most common recorded incidents of accidents reported by nurses and practitioners include:
Car/vehicle slamming or running into the door
* Collapsing door during operation
* Springs snapping or breaking
* Door getting off the garage door tracks and falling
* Side hinges getting out of place and falling
How do you avoid accidents?
The best way to ensure that you avoid accidents is by regularly maintain and caring for your garage door. Always make sure that all parts are intact and in good condition. Never attempt to install a door panel by yourself or engage in any activity under the open door. It's best to keep kids away from moving parts, especially from garage door springs. You must always keep in mind that the door panels weigh a lot and if they crash on anyone, they could cause fatal accidents. So, it's also prudent to advise your children accordingly and just to be in a safe side make sure to hide the garage opener remote from them. Remember that opener sensors can actually protect you. So, check them regularly and maintain them often.