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Main Causes Of Construction Sites Accidents

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People who work on construction sites are at risk of injury from slips, trips, and falls more often than any other type of construction accident. According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, falls cause an estimated 15 percent of all general industry accidental deaths. The only type of accident that causes more deaths on a work site is automobile accidents.

Dangerous accident during work

If you want to create a safer workplace, then you need to understand what causes slips, trips, and falls on construction sites and know what actions to take to prevent them. Some of the effects of slips and falls on construction sites include:

Construction companies and their workers share an interest in making a construction site a safer place. As we examine the top reasons for construction slips and falls, we will also offer suggestions on how to prevent these types of accidents.

Agents Responsible For Construction Site Accidents

Slipping On Liquid

According to the National Floor Safety Institute, nearly 85 percent of all construction worker's compensation cases stem from workers slipping on slick floors covered in liquid. While preventing liquid spills on a construction site can be difficult, there are still steps that can be taken to prevent falls.

Tripping Over Scattered Debris

Construction job sites can sometimes get cluttered with building materials, equipment or other obstacles that create tripping hazards. Tripping on a construction site can cause serious injuries, and there are a few ways to help prevent tripping accidents and protect workers.

Falling From Scaffolding

One of the biggest challenges any construction company faces is preventing falls from scaffolding. The higher the scaffolding is, the more prominent the danger becomes. There are several steps a construction company can take to make sure that the scaffolding they use is safe, and to reduce the number of falls experienced by workers.

If you are injured on a construction site due to a slip, trip or fall accident, then call an injury attorney immediately. An injury attorney will help you to talk to the insurance companies, deal with worker's compensation and assist you in getting the resources you need to get healthy and back to work.


Laurence P. Banville
Date Published: October 15, 2015
Laurence P. Banville is the managing partner of Banville Law. As an experienced personal injury attorney, Mr. Banville helps clients recover compensation from those responsible for his clients' injuries. Our firm is located in New York City, serving clients from the five boroughs: Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, The Bronx, and Staten Island.
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