Individuals in California and elsewhere know that some work environments pose more risks than others. Take the construction industry, for example. Construction workers are not only often tasked with working at great heights, they frequently work with heavy machinery and tools. These factors create many risks on their own. When other factors such as training, safety equipment and other similar factors, this can create an even more dangerous environment for workers.
A construction site looks like a major operation. Even when it is a small project, a passerby in California can easily note that there are many tools and equipment that go into the construction or remodel of a home or building. Construction workers are often faced with many risks in the work environment. While most of these risks are known, this does not mean accidents won't happen. As the name implies, some accident just happen and cannot be prevented.
When we drive by a construction site in California and elsewhere, we often think to ourselves what might be constructed. Is it a new home? Could it be a new store? Or maybe it is an office building. No matter what is being constructed, though, the reality is that numerous construction workers will participate in the building and completion of the structure. While these workers are trained and provided safety equipment, this is not always enough to protect one from dangerous situation. Unfortunately, construction site accidents occur, resulting in serious injuries to workers.
Construction projects are vital to society. It means that houses, building, roads and other structures are built in California and elsewhere. It also helps employ many skilled workers. While construction workers are trained to complete their work tasks, construction sites can be very dangerous. In fact, there are many risks faced by construction workers, causing them to face the potential of serious and even fatal construction work site accidents.
A San Diego construction worker who gets hurt while on the job may have a lot going through his or her mind right after the accident. In addition to everything else, the worker is likely going to start doing some fast math to figure out how much he or she is going to need to both pay all the bills and keep a steady stream of income flowing in to his or her household.
A construction site accident in another part of California may have left a man unable to walk, according to those who are close to the worker.
A previous post on this blog discussed how those who run construction zones and other work sites in the San Diego area have an obligation to make sure that the equipment at the work site is safe for workers to use. This oftentimes includes adhering to detailed state and federal safety standards.
Although of course San Diego, California, construction workers should do what they can to stay safe around their equipment and thus prevent construction accidents, it is ultimately the responsibility of the employer to provide safe and properly working equipment that will not hurt the employer's staff.
At least three members of a construction crew suffered what authorities described as serious injuries while working on a project in the San Diego area near Petco Park.
A man whom family members said was very safety minded and even read machinery safety and training manuals in his spare time died after a tragic forklift accident at work. The man was in his 50s and had just purchased a new house. He had been working in his profession since he was 16.