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- Common Risks for Workplace Injuries in Construction Industry
Construction workers are especially vulnerable to work-related injuries. According to OSHA, nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites across the nation on any given day, and the fatal injury rate for the construction industry is higher than the national average for all industries.
- The Primary Culprit of Workplace Fall Injuries
Construction workers are particularly susceptible to ladder injuries, making up an estimated 81% of fall injuries treated in emergency departments throughout the country.
- Workplace Accidents: The 10 Most Dangerous Jobs in America
According to Forbes, some of the jobs that are commonly thought of as dangerous actually result in the fewest fatalities. For instance, firefighting and tractor operation are safer jobs than being a car mechanic.
- Study Shows Construction Workers Exposed to Silica Are at Risk of Disease
Construction workers are exposed to a number of occupational hazards, such as scaffolding injuries, noise hazards, and equipment injuries. But a new report shows that construction workers who are exposed to crystalline silica dust are also at risk of developing occupational diseases over the long term.
- Tips for Staying Safe in the Workplace
Employers are legally obligated to provide a safe working environment for their employees.
- Deadliest Jobs: 3 of America’s 10 Deadliest Jobs are Construction-Related
Three of the ten deadliest jobs in America are construction-related. Roofers are no. 4 on the list, followed by structural iron and steel workers at no. 5 and construction laborers at no. 10.
- Construction workers at a higher risk for accidents
Not long ago a Queens construction worker died when he fell through a floor and struck his head on a steel girder. The 42-year-old worker was rushed to the hospital but sadly died shortly afterward from his injuries.
- Common Construction Injuries
Construction work can be very dangerous. Heavy equipment, heights, dangerous obstacles all around: construction work presents unique hazards most other occupations do not. As a result, injuries on construction sites are all too frequent an occurrence.
- Injured Worker Did Not Have Requisite Causal Opinion From Doctor
In a recent 8th District decision, the Court affirmed summary judgment in favor of an employer who argued that records from claimant's treating physicians did not establish sufficient causal connection between diagnosis and workplace injury.
- The Three Main Causes of Construction Accidents
Most construction accidents are caused by one of three main reasons. Generally, a failure in training or a poor decision.