Construction is a common sight throughout Phoenix, Arizona. Unfortunately, working on or around a construction site in any location across the country is a very risky thing. Construction accidents can result in death, and just under twenty percent of all work-related fatalities are construction accidents.
Injuries not resulting in deaths are also a factor throughout the industry. Approximately four out of every hundred construction workers suffer a non-fatal work-related injury every year.
While workers should be wearing fall protective gear, many are not using the devices or using them correctly. Falls from buildings or scaffolding on construction sites results in about 34% of all construction site deaths.
Slip and fall types of accidents are also a problem. This can include tripping over debris or materials, walking on slippery surfaces, or other similar types of accidents. While not often fatal, they cause significant injuries to the ankles, arms, and spine.
Working at different levels on a building poses a risk of falling debris striking people working or walking below. Protective shielding is effective at reducing this risk.
Equipment or Vehicle Accidents
Injuries from being hit by equipment or by vehicles on a construction site are common. Generators, forklifts, excavation equipment, power tools, and other similar commonly used types of equipment, vehicles, or tools can all cause injury if not used correctly.
Some of the most dangerous and damaging types of construction site injuries are accidents caused by hoist or crane failures. In these types of accidents, both the object being lifted and the equipment itself is deadly once it starts to topple or collapse.
If you have experienced a construction site accident injury, talk to the team at Snyder & Wenner personal injury attorneys.