Construction Site Accidents – A Major Concern in the Construction Industry
Construction sites are a magnet for accidents. More accidents occur in the construction industry than in any other occupation. People who work in the construction industry do what they can to prevent accidents. In spite of precautions, accidents still happen.
Construction sites are dangerous because there is usually heavy equipment and large machines at the location. Steel beams, lumber, cranes, and scaffolding contribute to accidents as well.
Worksites are often several feet above ground, where even the slightest trip can lead to a huge, tragic fall. Worksites below ground such as in an excavation, pose a threat because of uneven surfaces and unstable walls.
The majority of deaths are due to falls, falling objects hitting workers, electrocution, and workers caught-in or in-between machinery. Non-fatal accidents also cause many construction site injuries per year.
The construction industry has several mandatory workplace safety regulations. Many construction site accidents are the result of blatant negligence by the site owner or contractor. In some cases, the person at fault may be a manufacturer, subcontractor or another worker.
If you are hurt in a construction site accident, you may be entitled to compensation. To receive compensation, you must prove negligence. A construction site accident attorney can help you through the process.
Marvin A. Cooper, P.C. is a New York law firm specializing in personal injury cases. We are minutes from the Bronx and the boroughs of New York City. Contact the law firm of Marvin A. Cooper, P.C. for a free consultation.
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