• An injured construction worker after an accident

Safety Tips to Prevent Construction Accidents

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 03:18

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, contact the personal injury attorneys of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP today. Our team of personal injury professionals have the knowledge and experience to offer you experienced legal representation.

Knowing what kind of injuries are common on construction sites can be crucial to any construction site’s safety plan. Common construction site accidents include trip and fall accidents due to uneven walking surfaces and risky work conditions requiring ladders, roofs and scaffolds. Accidents as a result of machinery or vehicles on the construction site are also common. There are many large vehicles and pieces of heavy machinery that coincide with the day to day functions of a construction site. With the hustle and bustle on these construction sites, workers are at risk of being struck by work vehicles or machinery. There is also a high risk for being hit by falling debris on construction sites, in which workers are not paying attention and are struck by heavy pieces of rock or metal, resulting in injury. Finally, exhaustion is another common occurrence on construction sites. Due to the continuous hours of heavy manual labor that go along with a normal construction site, workers are prone to exhaustion, which can lead to misjudgment and dangerous mistakes on the site.

While there is an array of accidents that can take place on the construction site, there are wide varieties of safety measures that can be put into place to keep workers safe. For example, holding mandatory safety meetings at the start and end of each day, will ensure that every team member knows exactly what their job is and how to do it properly. Receiving feedback from employees detailing procedures that are working properly or improperly can also give managing staff insight into what needs to be changed or adjusted. Wearing the proper safety gear while on the construction site is also crucial to functioning safety protocol. All workers should wear proper safety gear which may include hard hats, goggles and harnesses. Also, making sure that all employees take appropriate breaks during their work day can prevent accidents from exhaustion.

If you or someone you know has been injured in a construction site accident, contact the personal injury attorneys of Finkelstein & Partners, LLP today. Our team of personal injury lawyers will offer you experienced legal representation while fighting for your compensation. Call us today at (800) 529-2676.

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