Construction accidents have caused a lot of pain and financial constraints among many families in the United States. Such accidents have caused severe injuries and deaths of breadwinners, leaving many families with almost nothing to cater to their needs.
Recent data released by the U.S. Department of Labor shows that 5,333 fatal work-related injuries were documented in the United States in 2019, representing the highest number since 2007. The report further indicates that fatalities in construction and extraction occupations rose by 6 percent in 2019 to 1,066, again the highest number since 2007.
Types of Construction Accidents
The most common construction accidents include the following:
Falling from Heights
Workers at construction sites perform their jobs high off the ground, including rooftops, ladders, scaffolding, or elevator shafts. The worker falls from the high ends can be caused by inadequate safety training, use of faulty equipment, or lack of proper warning procedures. The falls may cause instant death or severe injuries like chronic back pain, head injuries, and broken bones.
Cranes are used in construction sites to lift and move heavy loads to where they are needed. However, failure to conduct regular maintenance and lack of adequate operation skills by workers can lead to the crane’s sudden fall, leading to severe injuries or death. In addition, objects falling from the crane can also cause potential injuries or fatalities to passersby.
Electricians working at constructions sites may experience electric shock leading to severe injury or death. Overhead power lines and the use of defective equipment are common causes of electrocution.
Slip and Falls
Slip and fall are common causes of injury at construction sites. Holes on the floors, debris, broken stairs, and poor lighting can cause slip and fall leading to sprained ankles, broken legs, or traumatic brain injury.
Contact Personal Injury Lawyer to Help You Get Compensation
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