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- U.S. Workers' Compensation Laws - Do They Really Protect Workers from Serious Work Accidents?
Each year, over 4,500 workers are killed in this country. While the number has decreased since the 1970s, the annual number has remained steady for the last decade. Workers' compensation laws often fail to protect workers from serious work hazards. The exclusivity provision of workers' compensation laws in most states prevents injured workers from bringing lawsuits against their employers. This tends to create a situation in which employers often ignore critical safety regulations.
- OSHA's New Confined Space Mandates
Working in the construction industry is one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States. Workers deal with a variety of hazards on a daily basis, including falls from elevated surfaces, getting hit with heavy equipment, motor vehicle collisions and electrical hazards.
- Construction Manager Manslaughter Charges
Construction-related deaths often result in civil wrongful death lawsuits.
- New Legislation Protecting Pennsylvania Highway Workers
Lawmakers in Pennsylvania are reviewing multiple provisions to discourage speeding in highway work zones.
- Scaffolding Safety Regulations
A worker was recently left hanging from his safety harness, eight stories up on the side of a building in Wilmington, Delaware for 30 nerve wracking minutes.
- Construction Accidents and Supervisor Negligence
Construction site accidents happen for many reasons. Poor equipment, poor safety, and the constantly changing landscape mean those who own and run these sites need to be vigilant. Employers regularly have a site supervisor at the construction work zone to monitor dangerous conditions. Many times, the supervisor can prevent construction accidents but even with the best intentions, construction accidents still happen and often cause serious injury.
- Aerial Lift Dangers
Aerial lifts continue to injure construction workers. A common scenario is when a worker is pinned by a lift against an object, either to the side of the lift, or directly above the lift. On May 30, 2015 an aerial lift fatally pinned a 35-year-old Monroeville, Pennsylvania man against the roof of a bridge overpass near Pittsburgh, according to the Pittsburgh Post Gazzette.
- Construction Projects Create Hazards for the Public
Public works and commercial construction projects are increasingly proliferating throughout the nation as our slow but steady economic recovery continues.
- Fatal Crane Accidents
Construction workers must contend with a variety of safety hazards on every work shift. Many of these hazards come from the heavy equipment construction workers use on construction sites.
- Scaffolding Accidents
Construction workers are at an increased risk of injury or death when working above ground level at a jobsite.