The Most Common Type of Fatal Construction Accident
By: Michael Rose
A construction work site is at times a very chaotic work environment with incredibly high levels of activity taking place. Unfortunately, this high level of activity can lead to construction site accidents. Often, a worker is injured due to a lack of safety equipment or necessary protections.
Most Common Types of Construction Accidents
Construction accidents are almost always tragic and often lethal. Some of the most common types of construction accidents include construction site falls, crane accidents, electrical accidents, chemical accidents, ladder accidents, forklift accidents, collisions between workers and machinery, welding accidents, trench collapses, fires, and explosions. Sadly, many of these accidents can be prevented if proper safety measures are being implemented.
According to OSHA and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 1,000 construction workers are killed on the job each year with thousands more suffering serious injuries. Many of these deaths and injuries result from construction falls, totaling approximately one-third of all fatalities, or over 300 deaths a year. There are different types of construction falls, which can include crane falls, scaffolding falls, roof-related falls, falls from ladders, falls from elevations, falling objects, and falls resulting from holes in flooring. The implementation of proper safety precautions and the utilization of appropriate protective equipment are of the utmost importance to ensure the safety of workers and the well-being of their families.
If you or someone you love has been injured in a construction site accident involving a fall, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation for your pain and suffering. At Hach & Rose, LLP, we are dedicated to vigorously protecting the rights and interests of those who have been hurt on construction sites due to the negligence or recklessness of another party. If you need legal help following a construction site fall accident, contact the New York construction accident attorneys of Hach & Rose, LLP, today at (212) 779-0057.