If you are either looking for work in the commercial construction industry or are new on the job; you might be wondering what kind of dangers you face. Actually it makes more sense to ask this question before you begin your search. But whether you did this or not, the answer to your question is that there are some accident risks you should be aware of. This is true of any labor-oriented job; not only construction jobs. The list of possible accidents you could be involved in is rather long. For the purposes of this article we will focus on three of the most common ones. If you would like additional information do a search on the Internet. It is also a good idea to have a lot of applicable insurance available to you incase an accident does happen.
The first of these accidents we will talk about is construction site falls. It is an unfortunate statistic that more than 300 deaths per year on construction sites are attributed to falls. It is even more unfortunate that these deaths and other serious injuries can be prevented and really ought to be. These incidents are called accidents for a reason and never happen on purpose. However; if safety standards are strictly being adhered to, most of them never would occur. This is true of any of the accident types we are discussing here; but perhaps more so when it is related to a fall.
Another type of common construction site accident is when the crane falls. Although operating any of the heavy machinery on these sites is hazardous, the crane is perhaps more hazardous. This is because the crane part itself is very heavy and stretches way high into the air, often while in motion. The crane does have a multiple number of brace-like parts on it that are designed to secure it to the ground. But accidents do happen when now and then the crane becomes too unbalanced to reverse and the whole thing comes toppling to the ground. When this event occurs; typically somebody is injured, and at times the injuries are fatal.
A separate type of construction site accident relates to our earlier discussion of workers falling. That is holes in the flooring and is a more common occurrence than you would think. This is another incident that is very preventable by clearly marking the site of the hole for all workers to see. When people get careless or sloppy because they are in a hurry to get the job finished is when this kind of accident is the most prevalent. Again; nobody deliberately sets out to hurt somebody. They either are rushed or maybe just plain tired from working so hard and they get careless. In this way the culprit is actually a victim too because they have to live with this for the rest of their lives.
No matter what type of injury has affected you or a family member you ought to speak with a reputable attorney about any legal action you can take. Plus; like we stated earlier, if you are going to work at this kind of job you really must have excellent insurance coverage. Be safe, not sorry – get the insurance.
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