Construction Workers' Accidents Archives

Bouncing back from an injury at work

California worksites are supposed to be safe. OSHA works overtime to make sure of this, and state regulations governing safety are stronger here than they are in many other places in the USA. Still, we often see people come into our offices at Kampf, Schiavone & Associates with debilitating injuries sustained during work on a construction site.

How can power cords create electrical hazards?

Workers on California construction sites frequently use power tools, and while some tools utilize portable batteries, the vast majority of power tools operate off of electricity from a wall socket via a flexible power cord. According to the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the use of power cords can be hazardous if they are improperly maintained or misused on the jobsite, with electric shocks and burns resulting.

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.

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