According to OSHA in 2015, 937 out of 4,379 worker fatalities in private industry construction. The majority of these deaths (62.4%) attributed to these 4 causes: falls (364 deaths), struck by object (90), electrocution (81) and caught-in/between–caused by workers caught and crushed by equipment or objects, or stuck in a collapsing structure or equipment (67).The tragedy of this is that most of these deaths could have been easily prevented from occurring. Out of the 10 most common OSHA violations, 7 of them can be directly attributed to these causes:• Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), general industry • Electrical systems design, general requirements, general industry • Electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment, general industry • Fall protection, construction • Ladders, construction • Machinery and Machine Guarding, general requirements • Scaffolding, general requirements, construction
Category Archives: Construction Accidents
Discover news and information around work injuries in the construction industry on Long Island.
Every person who is working in the construction field is well aware of the fact they may be at risk of becoming a victim due to an accident. A construction site may pose numerous dangers. Accidents on these sites happen fast.The result of a construction site accident may include the following:
- Bodily harm
- Serious injury
- Long or short term pain
Compensation for Construction Site Victims in New YorkCompensation is available for those who are victims of a construction site accident in New York. At Robert Golan, PC, our Long Island injury lawyer is beneficial in assisting a victim in obtaining compensation for injuries.
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