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Falling objects cause real risks for workers on the job

Out of all the different kinds of construction accidents, those caused by falling objects result in many of the injuries seen in emergency rooms. Falling objects can be almost anything from planks that weren't secured to hammers or tools that didn't have safety straps to keep them attached to the worker overhead.

Latest statistics show increase in fatal construction accidents

Construction work can be dangerous in San Diego and throughout the country. While these are vital jobs for Californians, there is no denying the inherent risk involved in working with heavy tools, being stationed at significant heights, trusting others to do their jobs diligently and avoid placing colleagues in jeopardy and much more. For construction workers and their families, understanding construction accident statistics and the risk of injuries and fatalities can provide a gauge of the level of risk they face.

What are common hazards associated with scaffolds?

In order to complete a construction project, certain tools are used. This goes beyond a hammer and a saw, though. Construction sites do not only require a wide range of tools to complete a job, but the also include mechanisms to help workers work at heights. Whether it is three feet above the ground or 100 feet, working at a height comes with many risks and concerns. This is why certain safety and protective measures are taken when construction workers utilize scaffolds at a construction site.

What are common construction site injuries?

Working in the construction industry can be a very rewarding career for individuals in California and elsewhere. While it can be an excellent living, it can also cause workers to face numerous risks and dangers. Thus, it is important for construction workers' to understand what they can do in the event that they are injured at a work site.

Construction accident in San Diego kills one, injures others

Southern California is a place of growth and this includes the area's universities. The University of California, San Diego, is in the process of erecting several new buildings. However, a construction accident at a university worksite proved to be deadly for one individual.

Trench collapse causes fatal construction accident

Construction work is not limited to commercial districts in Encino. Sometimes, construction work takes place in residential areas. Regardless of where the work is taking place, however, it is important to remember that the construction industry is a dangerous one, and deadly construction accidents can occur.

What could be an important factor after your work injury?

If you are a construction worker, you know how hard you work to earn a living wage. There have been many advancements over the years in improving worker safety and health, but no fool-proof solutions. Work accident injuries can still happen and construction workers are one of the most affected group of workers, statistically, to experience these injuries. There are a few things to consider before taking action after a construction workers' accident injury.

Scaffolding accidents at construction sites

While we notice buildings being constructed all around us, many of us do not know what all goes into it. Construction work requires much manual labor, work at great heights and heavy machinery. Thus, the safety issues can be plentiful. Although steps are taken to increase safety through training and safety gear, this does not always prevent construction site accidents from happening.

Recovering compensation following a construction accident

Much like any workplace, a construction site in San Diego has many working parts. In addition to the laborers, there are supervisors, planners, managers and other professionals that not only focus on how to get a project completed but also how to ensure the safety of the workers. Because it is the responsibility of everyone to keep the worksite safe, dangerous conditions could arise if one party fails to meet their duty of care. Because many construction sites are often filled with contractors and subcontractors, the risk of injury could fall upon anyone on the worksite.

What are common causes of crane accidents?

A construction site can be a complex and busy area. Not only are there barriers set up around the area, there is heavy machinery, ladders, tools and material throughout the whole site. While this is common, all the components at a construction work site could pose some dangers to workers. When working around heavy machinery, construction workers not only need to be trained properly but also need to be aware of their surroundings, as a simple error could result in a serious construction site accident.

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