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Don't let the door hit you on the way out!


Don't let the door hit you on the way out!

We expect doors to be safe to walk through, but when door hardware is not maintained in good working condition it can cause serious injury to anyone walking through that doorway. Door closers are usually installed in manually operated doors to regulate the way they open and close. If they are too hard to open or close too fast they can be very dangerous.

Sometimes injuries occur because the original installation is incorrect, other times it is because the door hardware or door has not been maintained properly. Many facility owners or workers twist knobs and make adjustments without knowing what they are doing, causing hydraulic fluid leaks and even causing the door closer to be come detached or loose.

If a person pushes open a restaurant restroom door or a gas station door and it slams back at them, it can violently knock them over.

Learn more about door closers and how they regulate doors and why there are so many personal injuries from poorly maintained or improperly installed door closers.