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Construction workers know they work in dangerous conditions. Research by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration proved it: the agency has found that construction workers make up 1 out of every 5 deaths in all U.S. industries. In 2016 alone, 991 out of 4,693 deaths in the workplace were people who worked in construction.
Each day, workers are faced with a dangerous combination of dangerous equipment, toxic substances, heavy materials, and other hazards. However, there is never an excuse for construction accidents and the suffering that they cause. The regulations put in place by OSHA are designed to prevent injury and save lives. These rules help make every accident a preventable one, which means any injury or death caused is most likely caused by negligence .
Common construction-related accidents include the following:
- Slips and falls
- Scaffolding accidents
- Exposure to toxic substances
- Accidents involving machines
- Electric shock
- Roofing collapse
- Falling objects
If you or a loved one were injured in a construction accident, you deserve to know if your injuries could have been prevented. You also deserve to hold at-fault parties accountable for the harm they caused you. The Abilene construction accident lawyers at Arnold & Itkin LLP have won billions of dollars for the injured, including hundreds of results of $1 million or more to help our clients pay for their medical care, provide for their families, and rebuild their lives. If you want to know your legal and financial options after an accident, speak with an attorney for a free consultation.
Have you been injured by the negligence of an employer? Call our Abilene construction accident attorneys today at (888) 493-1629 for a free consultation.
The Construction Industry’s Fatal Four
When examining data regarding construction fatalities, OSHA noticed there was a very specific set of construction accidents that cause the bulk of worker fatalities. This set is known as the Fatal Four and they account for more than 63 percent of fatal construction accidents in 2016. By properly adhering to regulations, companies could potentially eliminate these accidents and save 631 lives every year.
The Fatal Four consist of the following accidents:
- Falls (38.7%)
- Struck by Object (9.4%)
- Electrocutions (8.3%)
- Caught-in/between (7.3%)
The fact that more than half of work fatalities can be grouped into four categories reveals that there is a severe lack of construction worker safety on the part of employers. With only 2,100 OSHA inspectors managing over 8 million worksites, employers must take better responsibility for the safety of their employees. The preservation of human life is not a suggestion or side-benefit—it’s an employer's most basic duty.
Other Causes of Workplace Accidents
Construction sites are varied in their design and function. This means that proving fault for an accident requires case-by-case investigation. However, though they are all different, construction sites have similar factors that lead to injury. If these factors aren't actively addressed at each site, construction workers will pay the price with their health and, in the worst cases, with their lives.
These factors include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Poor worksite design
- Improperly secured equipment
- Failing to mark hazards such as holes or trenches
- Malfunctioning or improperly maintained equipment
- Safety code violations
When You're Hurt, Call Us Today: 888-493-1629
No one deserves to be injured while performing their duties at work, and they certainly don't deserve to suffer a lifetime of financial instability because of it. The Abilene construction accident lawyers at Arnold & Itkin LLP have won hundreds of seven-figure verdicts and settlements for the injured to make sure none of our clients spend the rest of their lives paying for someone else's mistake.
A combination of neglect from employers, supervisors, and coworkers are often the actual cause of a construction accident. When an injury causes harm, at-fault parties must be held responsible. Arnold & Itkin LLP was founded on this principle and, over the years, we have won billions in verdicts and settlements to pay for our clients' medical care, lost future earnings, and other vital needs. We know your livelihood is at stake; that’s why we aggressively advocate in court to get maximum possible compensation for you.
If you have been injured in a construction accident, call Arnold & Itkin today at (888) 493-1629. Consultation is free, and you do not pay unless we win you case.