Construction Workers' Accidents Archives

Don't let a simple ladder lead to construction workers' accidents

The ladder is probably one of the most useful tools in a construction worker's arsenal. It is also one of the most taken for granted and most poorly maintained. Construction workers use ladders for a range of work activities from simply reaching a ceiling to climbing up on the roof of a building.

The complexities of construction workers' accidents claims

The construction industry in California is large and varied. As such, the risks of personal injury to construction workers in the state are considerable and complex. Many construction projects are continuously ongoing in all parts of the state. At any time, office buildings, hospitals, residential homes and other types of structures are in the process of construction. Roadway repair, maintenance and construction are also continuously ongoing.

Nail guns are the cause of many construction workers' accidents

If there is one tool you can find on most California construction sites, it is the nail gun, especially in residential construction. Nail gun incidents are not in the list of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) "fatal four" construction worker's accidents, which includes falls, electrocutions, struck by objects and caught-in/between. However, use of a nail guns is the cause of a large number of construction workers' accidents.

What kinds of injuries are common among construction workers?

Whether you are new to the construction industry or a seasoned veteran, it behooves you to know that construction workers' accidents can occur with little or no warning. While construction work is a vital part of the California economy, it can be a dangerous career choice and is sometimes fraught with injuries.

The most common types of construction accidents

Every day, construction workers throughout the East Bay face significant danger. Though the vast majority of construction workers make it home safely at the end of the day, sometimes a worker gets into an accident and ends up in the hospital -- if he or she survives.

Highway construction worker killed, another injured

If you drive south of Hayward for about an hour, you will come to Scotts Valley, California. The small town was recently the scene of a horrific construction accident that took the life of one worker and left another injured.

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