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Grinding disc with defects

A member has reported an incident in which a welder discovered a defect in a new grinding disc. When grinding, the defect could have resulted in the disc cracking leading to possible serious injury or damage. The defect seemed to be a disc steel inner ring that had melted into the disc during fabrication.

It was noted that safe grinding starts and ends with a visual inspection of the grinding equipment. The welder followed recommended process and identified a defective disc before it was used.

Iron ring melted into the disc
Iron ring melted into the disc
Top side of grinding disc with no marks of defect
Top side of grinding disc with no marks of defect

Safety Event

Published: 27 October 2011
Download: IMCA SF 11/11

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