Construction Workers' Accidents Archives

Lower back pain and other construction injuries

Lower back pain is a common form of occupational injury for California workers. Unfortunately, due to the complicated nature of these types of injuries, it might be difficult for doctors— or even victims— to determine when exactly the incident leading to the injury occurred. 

Risks associated with working on or near scaffolding

If you are among the many who make your living working on construction sites across California, you probably have at least some degree of knowledge about the dangers associated with your industry. While construction workers face numerous on-the-job risks, some of the more notable hazards involve working on or around scaffolding, or elevated, temporary work platforms. At Kampf, Schiavone & Associates, we understand that catastrophic injuries often result from scaffolding-related accidents, and we have helped many workers injured on construction sites seek appropriate recourse.

How can construction sites be made safer?

The construction industry is one of the most dangerous in California. One of the most known facts about construction safety is that prevention is key. Preventing accidents from occurring in the first place is the best way to keep you safe when you work on a construction site. This requires a lot of work on the part of everyone involved, from government agencies to your employer to you and your co-workers. 

How does a fatal work accident affect employee morale?

When a fatal accident occurs on a California worksite, our first concern is for the victim and his or her loved ones, as it should be. However, the aftermath of the accident lingers at the worksite. If you have had a coworker who was killed at work, you may understand how damaging that can be to everyone else. Even workers who do not witness the accident are affected.

Fatal construction accident occurs in California

Many workers are aware of the risks that come with dangerous equipment, toxic chemicals, and scaffolding. However, each construction accident is unique and some workers may become hurt after falling down while working on the side of a hill, among many other types of mishaps involving heights. In San Bernardino, California, these job site accidents can prove fatal, which often leads to an incredible amount of suffering for the loved ones a worker leaves behind.

Backing up and other work zone hazards

According to the Federal Highway Administration, more than 96,000 work zone accidents occurred during 2015, estimates suggest. During an average week of 2015, 12 fatal work zone accidents took place. Furthermore, 70 work zone accidents happened per day that caused someone to become injured in 2015, on average. For those who regularly find themselves in a work zone in San Bernardino or on any California roadway, as well as the families of road workers, going over statistics concerning work zone accidents is a good idea.

How many people die from vehicle collisions in work zones?

Each day, road workers face an array of threats while carrying out their job responsibilities. For example, a road worker may be injured due to dangerous equipment or may even suffer because of repetitive strain or lifting heavy objects. However, many road workers who suffer injuries or lose their lives while working are struck by vehicles. For road workers and their families, recognizing the prevalence of these accidents is important. Additionally, work zones can be a dangerous place for drivers as well, since these zones often carry additional driving risks.

Are scaffolding accidents a major problem?

On this blog, we have gone over a number of topics related to workplace accidents. However, it is important to review some of the specific risks that you may face, given your line of work. For example, if are employed in the construction industry and you work on scaffolding, you should try to find ways to reduce the chances of something going wrong. Unfortunately, many of these accidents occur, and they sometimes prove fatal.

How can construction workers prevent falls?

On job sites across the country, all sorts of hazards can claim lives and leave workers with permanent challenges. A few examples include malfunctioning equipment, exposure to harmful chemicals and falling objects. That said, many workers and their families have gone through incredible suffering as a result of falls, which have left many workers hurt or dead. If you work in the construction industry, you should try to identify any risks that may cause a worker to fall and address or report them at once.

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