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
The “Fatal Four” Results in Serious Injury for Survivors
For every injury resulting in death, there are dozens of others that result in serious and/or debilitating injuries caused by the same “fatal four” causes. These are commonly serious injuries that require extensive medical care, work days lost due to recovery, and sometimes a long-term or even permanent disability. In these cases, it is in your best interest to hire a Long Island Workers Compensation law firm.
Are you a construction worker who has been injured? Hire a Nassau County Workers Compensation Attorney
If you or someone you know has been injured in a construction accident, contact Robert Golan, a Queens workers compensation attorney at (516) 586-3910 or access his Contact page for other ways to get in touch with him. Protect your rights and get legal representation right away.Share This