Construction accidents are entirely too common, considering how preventable most of them are. Quite often, construction workers, especially those with repetitive jobs, are thinking about almost anything that has nothing to do with work, such as what they’re doing after work, how long it is until they get off that day, their weekend plans, and, quite often, how they’re not getting paid enough. While this is simply human nature, it is still important for employers to ensure the safety of all of their workers, especially when they are working in a dangerous construction site.
Category: Construction Accidents
Speak to an Easton Accident Attorney If You’ve Been Hurt in a Construction Accident In many ways, construction work is inherently dangerous. Construction workers understand this, but such hazardous conditions can be resolved with safe construction equipment and effective safety regulations. If you have been injured in a construction accident, an Easton accident attorney can help. Construction Worker Accidents The United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has jurisdiction over most private sector and some public sector employers and employees in all 50 states and various territories under federal authority. OSHA ensures a safe and healthy work environment for all working people through training and education, establishing and enforcing safety standards, and providing research and employer/employee assistance. According to OSHA, 5,250 workers died on the job in 2018. OSHA has identified the so-called “Fatal Four;” the four most common causes of death on the job site in 2018: Falls. Falls accounted for 338 deaths. Struck by Object. Being struck by an object accounted for 112 deaths. Electrocutions. Electrocutions accounted for 86 deaths. Caught in or between. Caught in or between equipment or objects, and struck, caught, or crushed in collapsing structure, equipment, or material, accounted for 55 deaths. In the calendar year 2018, 1,008 out of 4,779 worker fatalities in private industry were in construction. In other words, over one in five worker deaths in 2018 were in construction. The list above is indicative of the wide variety of types and severity of on-the-job injuries. Aside […]