Machinery Accidents on Construction Sites are Cause for Concern
Most construction sites need heavy machinery in order to function. Forklifts, cranes, drilling machines, and bulldozers are examples of heavy equipment common to construction sites. It is no surprise then that machinery accidents can occur.
Construction site equipment is dangerous because of its weight and strength. Almost all equipment on a construction site is high-powered and capable of causing life-threatening injuries.
Construction sites are fast-paced, with dozens of workers simultaneously performing various tasks. When a site is busy and congested with people, it creates conditions that can lead to an accident. The limited space on a construction site and the fact workers have limited sight distance are concerning factors.
Machinery accidents involve falls, mishaps with handheld power tools, malfunctioning equipment and more. There is a wide range of accidents that can occur on a construction site.
Poorly maintained machinery is also dangerous. It is the site owner or contractor’s responsibility to make sure the machinery is safe. If a worker is injured through no fault of their own they may be entitled to compensation.
Construction Site Accidents Lawyers
Marvin A. Cooper, P.C. is a law firm specializing in personal injury cases. If you were hurt on the job because of a machinery accident contact the construction site accidents lawyers at Marvin A. Cooper, P.C. for a free consultation.