For some people working outdoors in the construction industry is the only option as they could not stand the thought or being trapped behind a desk. Being a construction worker also has the appeal of being the type of work that you can turn off at five o’clock, kick back and enjoy life without the constant overnight worries of professional occupations like legal, financial or medical practitioners. The main drawback of the construction industry however, is that it has always been one of the most hazardous jobs in America. There’s no doubt that these industries are putting in preventative methods to reduce the danger aspect, such as by contacting this New York City based two way radio supplier to purchase communication systems so that a worker can express if they’re in trouble. Despite that, in Alabama alone, construction site accidents injure thousands of workers every year. On a national level, construction workers account for one in five workplace deaths per year. There are applications such as Raken out there that help to promote safety among construction workers, giving construction project managers a way of keeping track of their workers while on site. Having the proper practices put into place is key to keep a site working to it’s highest health and safety standard. What also needs to be taken into account is having the correct ppe workwear for all workers, this can help reduce injury and promote safer safety routines.
According to the United States Department of Labor on the web site www.osha.gov, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration reports that “4,585 workers were killed on the job in 2013 … on average, 88 per week, the equivalent of more than 12 deaths every day.” “Out of 4,101* worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2013, 828 or 20.2% were in construction – that is, one in five worker deaths last year were in construction. Lots of construction sites are trying to minimize this risk by using mobile stairs to ensure workers are in the safest position they can be when accessing something high gmaeed. The leading causes of worker deaths on construction sites were falls, followed by struck by object, electrocution, and caught-in/between. These “Fatal Four” were responsible for more than half (57.7%) the construction worker deaths in 2013*, BLS reports. Eliminating the Fatal Four would save 478 workers’ lives in America every year.
There is no fee to talk to us if you have been injured or have had a loved one killed in a bridge or an Alabama construction site accident. We work on a contingency basis, so if we feel you have a case, we will cover all of the costs if and until we reach a settlement in or out of court. If you have been injured in a construction or bridge accident, or someone you love has been injured or killed, please call us to help you get you the money you need for medical treatment, your lost earnings and other expenses and for the pain and suffering. If you have suffered a construction or bridge accident injury in Decatur, Scottsboro, Cullman or the surrounding North Alabama area, talk to the experienced construction accident lawyers at Ferguson & Ferguson.