One of the most prominently reported construction accidents are falls from heights. Knowing how to prevent such situations from occurring can save lives and prevent many daily occurring injuries. If you or someone you know has been injured in a construction site fall accident, contact the law office of Finkelstein and Partners, LLP today. Our team of personal injury attorneys will stop at nothing to ensure that you receive only the best legal representation.
This day in age, construction falls can be prevented by the world of ever-changing technology. Smart phone applications can provide helpful information for workers faced with construction site falls. These apps can also provide training as well as up-to-date OSHA information to ensure that workers will always be informed.
Another way to prevent construction site falls from heights lies in the hands of the employer. Every contractor should conduct workplace safety audits that focuses on weaknesses in the company’s fall protection program and procedures. For example, there should be a written report of the existing safety program that highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the programs, providing notes for positive change. Then appropriate documents and manuals should be handed out to all employees to ensure that they are made aware of any changes or developments to the company’s safety program. From there it is a good idea for the managing party of the company to go out and observe employees to ensure that all safety procedures are being exercised, especially the new additions or edits to the program. These procedures can lead to positive and innovative fall hazard controls.
Conventional fall protection will also aid in preventing construction fall accidents. Factors such as the type of construction work being performed and the heights from which they are being conducted will be deciding factors in the type and degree of fall protection that should be provided. Conventional fall protection may include guard rails and safety nets.
Though construction site falls from heights are preventable, they do happen. If you or someone you know has been injured in a construction site fall from heights. Contact the law office of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP today. Our experienced team of personal injury attorneys will stop at nothing to ensure that you receive the best legal representation and maximum compensation. Call us today at (800) 529-2676.