Construction Workers' Accidents Archives

Issues that cause ladder falls

In the construction industry, one of the biggest dangers workers face is taking a fall from a ladder. It could be as simple as slipping off of a six-foot ladder while putting in some overhead wiring or as significant as falling from a 30-foot extension ladder while climbing onto a roof. Any fall, from any height, can cause serious injuries and even death.

Do you really need an attorney after a construction accident?

If you've worked construction for any length of time, you've probably seen your fair share of on-the-job accidents. When it happens to you, however, you may not be prepared for the physical, mental and financial toll that the injury and the workers' comp claims process can take on you.

Falling workers and objects at construction sites are preventable

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) data shows that there were 7,402 falling protections violations in 2015. There were 50,000 falling objects incidents reported that same year. While construction workers sometimes fell in these reported incidents, it's equipment and tools that came tumbling down on top of someone else's head the most. These events could have been avoided.

How construction workers can help prevent power tool injuries

Too many serious injuries in construction work are caused by power tools that are worn out, malfunctioning or just plain defective. Construction workers can help prevent these injuries by properly inspecting their power tools before they begin using them

Scaffolding safety tips: Rules every worker should know

Scaffolds are a familiar sight on construction sites, and indispensable when it comes to working in high places. But scaffolds are also a common source of danger for workers -- especially when the proper safety measures aren't taken.

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