Tag Archives: Construction site accidents

Run Over on a Construction Site

Every year, construction workers are seriously injured or killed on construction sites. Some of those injuries may include broken bones, paralysis, head trauma, loss of limbs, neck trauma, internal bleeding and permanent disfigurement. Construction companies and workers are aware of the dangerous conditions present at some construction sites. However, employers sometimes fail to bring their -->

Staggering Number of Construction Site Fatalities Continues to Grow

In the U.S. more than 900 construction workers were killed in 2015 alone*. While the construction industry is certainly safer than it was decades ago, data shows construction workers are operating in increasingly unsafe environments.  “Think about it in these terms: Every week in 2015m 18 construction workers went to work and did not return -->

Schenectady County Company Fined After Fatal Explosion

Last October two asphalt workers were killed on the job in a flash fire/explosion. A third worker survived the blast with non-life-threatening injuries. An investigation conducted by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s cited two serious violations: -Not taking precautions against having sources of ignition where flammable vapors are present -Not having employees wear -->

Emerging Technology May Reduce Construction Site Injuries and Fatalities

A student at the University of Pennsylvania has developed a prototype of a devise that could greatly reduce the likelihood of construction site injuries. The technology would monitor worksites, and if a safety issue was detected the technology would immediately notify workers via a mobile app.  This type of technology would be especially beneficial for -->

Construction Site Accidents and Workers’ Compensation

Construction site accidents are common and can be catastrophic. If you have been injured on a construction site, depending on the circumstances of your accident and your employer’s insurance, you may be eligible to collect workers’ compensation benefits. To learn more about workers’ compensation benefits and the losses that are owed to you, contact the -->

Distraction & Forklifts

We are all affected by distraction each and every day. Sometimes it’s blatantly apparent, like when you notice the driver next to you texting behind the wheel. Other times it’s more subtle. Either way, it’s dangerous. Workers in particular industries, like the construction industry, should be especially mindful of resisting distraction. This is because the -->

Before you DIY

Tackling a DIY project is both fun and rewarding, but could it be dangerous? The short answer-yes. Inexperienced crafters, builders, and D.I.Y.ers should remember trained and experienced construction workers are hurt on the job every single day, often while working on seemingly basic tasks. So, before you DIY keep the following in mind: When using -->

Safety Tips to Prevent Construction Accidents

Construction sites can be very dangerous places. Although contractors do all that they can to avoid them, construction site accidents are very common occurrences and can cause catastrophic damage. These accidents can be prevented given the practice of proper safety procedures. If you or someone you know has been involved in a construction site accident, -->

Upstate NY Man Dies in Construction Accident

On Thursday, January 14, 2016 a home project went terribly wrong in New Lebanon, New York. According to authorities the victim, a 38 year old New Lebanon man, was attempting to help a family member install footing drainage around a home on Route 5. The man was working from a ditch when the sides of -->

OSHA’s New Reporting Requirements for 2015

In a Twitter chat, OSHA sought to clarify a variety of aspects regarding its new reporting requirements, which went into effect on January 1, 2015. The rule requires all employers to report directly to OSHA any incident in which a worker is killed or hospitalized, suffers an amputation, or loses and eye. Employers will be -->