Safer Saws—pdqlover

6. Personal Injury Lawyers 

A. Amputation Lawyer

“Table saws cause more than 40,000 injuries every year. Approximately 10% of those injuries, or 4,000, result in amputations every year. Fingers, hands, and arms are the most common parts of the body that are amputated. Only 20% of the injuries occur in people who are on the job, where injuries are usually covered by workplace accident insurance.”

B. The claim made is that there are more injuries to people who do not work by a saw then people who get injured at work.

C. Factual claims

D. The logic behind this claim is to put awareness to the injuries people have had due to the Saw Stop tool.

11. Power Tool Injuries

A. Tom Corbett a four finger amputee.

“He still struggles to remember all of the horrible details, but he’s haunted by the fact that four of his fingers were severed. “I just know within a second my fingers were on the ground,” he said.”

B. The claim made is describing the situation that Tom Corbett is currently in as a amputee from the saw tool accident.

C. Evalutation Claim

D. The logic behind this claim is to prevent saw accidents.

1. Manufacturers

A. The overall glance of the table saw and facts about it.

“The rising population in the 1980’s of the benchtop saw resulted in a decrease in accidents from circular saws being used improperly. If benchtop saws become drastically more expensive or manufacturers withdraw from the market, there could be a return to improper use of circular saws and unintended declines in safety.”

B. The claim made is that a safeir saw was created but was to expensive to aford.

C. Factual claim

D. The logic behind this claim is that the safier table saw should be more afforable to allow people to buy it and prevent injuries.

8. News Reporters

A. Overall the article is presenting a new gadget that can prevent the ongoing amount of body amputations yearly caused by saws.

“Each year, more than 67,000 workers and do-it-yourselfers are injured by table saws, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (PDF), resulting in more than 33,000 emergency room visits and 4,000 amputations.”

B. The claim is a large amount of workers are injured yearly by table saws, leading up to a significant amount of hospital visits and amputations.

C. Factual claim

D. The logic behind the article is that table saw is very dangerous especially if you arent aware.

4. Steve Gass himself

A. Overall, the article discusses how Steve Gass`s idea of the patent invention was taken away by Bosch and used as his own, just with a new name.

“They contend that Bosch, and thier new ReaXX table saw, which also features flesh- detection and blade brake technology, is infringing on SawStop`s patented inventions.”

B. The claim is that Steve Gass`s own invention was taken away from him without any acknowledging credibility.

C. Factual Claim

D. The logic behind the article is that Steve Gass has not been acknowledged for his table saw invention and was stripped away from him by another inventor who purposely used the invention as his own.

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2 Responses to Safer Saws—pdqlover

  1. theadmiral1 says:

    1A. You state that this is a factual claim, which could true, but it could also be a cause and effect claim. In the quote, the author says “If benchtop saws become drastically more expensive or manufacturers withdraw from the market, there could be a return to improper use of circular saws and unintended declines in safety.” The cause is if the bench top saws become more drastically more expensive and the effect is here could be a return to improper use of circular saws. I personally think this could be more of an opinion claim than a factual claim, because there is nothing saying that people will go back to unsafe saw habits. Yes, it is likely, but even so that is my opinion, and not a fact.

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  2. theintern50 says:

    For amputation, the claim made is good but there needs to be something more related to whether people will injure themselves more on the job rather than at home. For letter C explain more in detail.

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