Types of Construction Site Accidents
Construction accidents are an unfortunate but common occurrence on job sites. Many accidents can occur on a construction site, and you need an attorney who understands these accidents and how to get you the compensation you deserve. Here are some of the most common types of construction accidents:
Fall From Height
One of the most common construction accidents is when someone falls from height. This can include working off a ladder or from a higher level, such as a roof. Falls from height are one of the leading causes of death in the workplace. About one-third of all worker fatalities are due to falls. Falls can cause serious injuries, including head injuries, spinal cord injuries, and broken bones.
You can do many things to prevent falls from height while working. First and foremost, always use safety equipment properly and ensure that it is in good condition. When working at height, always use a harness, and make sure that the anchors are strong. Be aware of your surroundings and watch out for hazards that could cause you to fall. And always stay within the limits of your abilities. Do not try to do something that is beyond your skill level.
Use of Defective Equipment or Tools
One of the most common causes of construction accidents is worker error. This can include anything from failing to use proper safety gear to working under unsafe conditions.
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