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.
For a construction worker, one of the greatest threats on the job is a ladder fall. It can happen quickly and in seemingly safe conditions. However, there is often an underlying issue that caused the fall to happen and perhaps could have been avoided.
California job sites are filled with hazards - too many to list. Each poses a danger for employees. One of the biggest risks occurs when electricity comes into play.
Several hazards exist on California construction sites, and among them are forklifts.
The risks of injuries to employees on a California job site are both seen and unseen. Either way, they are dangerous.
The state of California's Department of Industrial Relations put what it titled the Hazard Assessment Checklist on its website.
You go to work in the morning knowing a busy day on the job site awaits. You're going to spend a good portion of your day on a ladder, hammering trim, installing cabinetry, hanging light fixtures or painting. Whatever the boss wants you to do.
A fatal accident at a work site in a church parking lot in Palo Alto, California, has left one worker dead.
Earlier this year, the Office of Economic and Workforce Development in San Francisco reported that construction was the fastest-growing industry across the Bay Area. That's great news for everyone who works in the building trades across Northern California.
Construction is one of the United States' most dangerous professions, constantly putting people in harm's way around heavy equipment in unusual environments. It is rare that a construction worker dies on the worksite or due to worksite conditions, but when it happens, families are faced with an unbelievable loss.