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Common Types of Construction Accidents

The Law Entitles You to a Safe Work Environment

Construction work is a dangerous business. In fact, the United States Department of Labor reported that in 2014, work injuries accounted for 17% of all work fatalities. That means that on average, there are almost 90 fatal construction accidents a week and more than 13 fatalities every day.

In an effort to address the safety concerns associated with construction work, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has developed several laws and regulations, like the OSH Act. The OSH Act, or Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970), states that an employer is responsible to provide a safe and healthful workplace, and construction sites are no exception.

Access OSHA’s Law and Regulations

Top 10 Cited OSCA Standard Violations

According to United States Department of Labor, the following are the top 10 most frequently OSCA standards violated during the 2015 fiscal year:

1. Fall protection

2. Hazard communication standard

3. Scaffolding

4. Respiratory protection

5. Control of hazardous energy

6. Powered industrial trucks

7. Ladders

8. Electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment

9. Machinery and Machine Guarding

10. Electrical systems design

These violations lead to injuries and fatalities. When employers fail to uphold their legal obligation to provide a safe working environment, they negligently risk the lives of their employees.

Common Construction Injury Claims:

  • Amputations
  • Brain Injuries
  • Burn Injuries
  • Electrocution
  • Orthopedic Injuries
  • Paralysis (spinal injuries)
  • Toxic Exposure
  • Wrongful Death

Contact a Schenectady Construction Accident Attorney

If you have experienced a serious injury while working on a construction site, then you may be eligible for restitution. Not only does compensation from a personal injury claim help you address any financial stressors, but it also holds negligent parties accountable for their actions. Do not hesitate to contact The DeLorenzo Law Firm and schedule a FREE consultation with our Schenectady personal injury attorney. Our legal team has the knowledge and experience to provide you with the counsel that you need and deserve.

Contact us today at (518) 299-0314.