Work issues and accidents at a construction site can have some of the most catastrophic outcomes. With injuries ranging from minor bruising to amputations, contractors are expected to have the highest duty of care for workers and the general public. Inspections with safety engineers should be performed on a regular basis and safety programs should be provided to all workers.
Many of the work accidents and injuries recorded on a regular basis include:
- Scaffolding Accidents
- falls from height
- Forklift Accidents
- burns from chemicals
- Construction Accidents
- crushing injuries
- excavation cave-ins
- equipment malfunctions
- power tool accidents
- exposure to asbestos, lead, and benzene
All construction sites should have proper warnings of hazards, safety equipment, and supervision, but too often, these factors are overlooked and workers suffer after tragic accidents. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, a division of the US Department of Labor, issued a recent report showing that approximately 155,420 construction related accidents happened over a one year time period.
When a work site fails to meet the safety requirements enforced by OSHA, serious injuries and deaths may occur. In these cases, the business owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and equipment or material suppliers may be held responsible. After these accidents occur, contact our experienced Bay Area Construction Accident Attorneys to help you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
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