Falls are the leading cause of construction workers’ accidents, injuries and deaths. In fact, according to The National Occupation Research Agenda, one out of every three worksite injuries is caused by a fall. Workers can fall from, among other things, ladders, scaffolds and roofs.
A worker never leaves home in the morning planning to do anything more than work hard and come home to the family. Nobody plans on getting hurt or killed when they go to work. Nevertheless, falls from ladders, scaffolds and roofs continue to happen.
There are three ways we can all help reduce falls at construction sites:
- Contractors and workers can plan together, before every job, to work safely at heights.
- Contractors must provide the right equipment for working at heights, and workers need to use that equipment.
- Contractors and workers need to be trained to use the equipment and to work safely.
Construction workers’ accidents can cripple injured employees and their families. If you or a loved one has been involved in a serious construction fall, you need to consult with an experienced construction accident attorney. The construction fall attorneys at Block O’Toole & Murphy are committed to fighting on behalf of injured workers. Our record of verdicts and settlements speaks for itself. If you want to learn more about the serious injury lawyers that fight for injured workers, you may consult our website at www.blockotoole.com or call 212.736.5300 for a free consultation.
Source: The National Occupation Research Agenda
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