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Aerial lifts and safety at California construction sites

An aerial lift is used on construction job sites to lift workers in California and throughout the United States, enabling them to perform key tasks. Because of how easy it is to move them from one place to next, aerial lifts have become as common as scaffolding and ladders at many work locations.

Construction accident means hospital treatment for roof worker

The construction industry has some of California's most difficult and most dangerous jobs. This is why the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (Cal/OSHA) in Sacramento regulates many of the more hazardous conditions and professions in this and many other industries around the state.

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.

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