Construction Site Accidents
A construction site can be a very dangerous place. Hazards are labeled whenever possible and workers and visitors often wear hard hats for added protection. Some hazards, however, arise unexpectedly and may result in a slip and fall injury to a worker, visitor, or even passerby. If injury was caused due to negligence on the part of a contractor or construction site owner, you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries.
Get the Facts
- 4,609 workers were killed on the job of a construction site in 2011. This is about 90 deaths per week or 13 deaths every single day.
- Construction site work injuries involving contractors accounted for 12% of all fatal work injuries in 2011.
- Construction work is considered to have the largest number of fatalities reported for any industry sector.
- The leading causes of injuries on site are falls from height, motor vehicle crashes, excavation accidents, electrocution, machines, and being struck by falling objects.
- Some of the main health hazards on site are asbestos, solvents, noise, and manual handling activities.
Construction sites should be very carefully monitored and maintained according to state and federal regulations to ensure that workers are safe and free from hazardous situations. If you have been injured on the job because of the site owner’s negligence, you may be eligible for compensation for your injuries. Contact us today for a free consultation.
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