Although injury and fatality rates in many industry sectors have declined significantly in the many years since the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created, this has not been the case in the construction industry.
Construction is the United States’ largest industry and one that has consistently registered high rates of workplace accidents. OSHA has had little success in reducing injuries and fatalities among construction workers, despite the fact that it channels a large portion of its resources into the enforcement of health and safety standards on construction sites.
Construction workers are exposed to a wider variety of hazards and face a greater risk of work-related injury or fatality than employees in any other U.S. industry.
Serious medical problems can result from the following construction related accidents:
- Roof Related Falls
- Crane Accidents
- Scaffolding Accidents
- Non-Roof Falls
- Run-Over by Operating Equipment
- Lifting Equipment Failure
- Electric Shock
- Trench Collapses
- Fires and Explosions
- Hit by Highway Vehicle
- Compressed Gas Accidents
- Welding Accidents
Owners, architects, insurance companies and manufacturers all have a degree of responsibility for providing a safe work environment. There are many different facets involved in the construction of a building, which creates the need for many different people and products to be involved.
To protect your legal rights following severe injury or wrongful death resulting from a construction accident, immediately consult CALIFORNIA LAWYERS GROUP. We have extensive experience handling claims involving construction accidents. Call us today at 1-800-4-INJURED or Contact Us Online.