Heavy Equipment Dangers in a Construction Site
Construction site has diversed workers wherein there are people who work hand to hand for detailed finish and some work with large trucks who's job is to move or transport much larger materials or even arrange or correct massive structures and they are even used in the start of a project to order and even the surface of the landscape according to the blueprint.
This may seems to be easy as long as a worker knows how to driver, but it has other things to be present for an accident not to occur that will be talked about later. Contrary to most belief that trucks and other heavy machineries inside a construction site doesn't deal fatalities, but according to U.S. Bureau of Labor (BLS)'s statistics from their long-term observation and studies, the reports of death rate in relation to heavy equipment accidents on U.S. construction sites can reach up to 400 workers each year, and in addition, dump trucks has the highest and has the most involvement in these deaths as 15 workers are killed each year.
And from Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), from 4,674 worker fatalities at private industries, 917 deaths or 20% of total fatalities are from construction, from these 917 deaths from construction, 381 are caused by fall, followed by struck by hard objects at 80, electrocution at 71, and "caught in between something such as trucks" at 50.
In this blog, we are going to give insight how trucks and other heavy equipments can be so deadly to raise awareness and what legal actions should construction workers as victim can do if they thought and proven that their employer is liable for such events because of negligence and malice.
Types of Heavy Equipments that are commonly involved in Accident inside the site
Heavy equipment accidents happen in more ways than most people imagine. They typically involve:
Common accidents that people in construction site may experience
Damages that a construction worker victim may sustain under these heavy equipment
Apparent Employer Negligence?
If ever you or one of your family members has been involved or has experienced an accident involving heavy equipment in a work place because of lacking of personal protective equipments or faulty or lacking safety measurements and communication means that is lumped as general negligence by the employer or company that has render you to sustain significant interntal injuries, you can always refer help from a professional experienced injury lawyer to smoothen things out.
Ryan LLP is an Ohio based injury lawyer that represents victims of personal injury caused by car accidents, medical malpractice due to medical professional's negligence, and even wrongful death against large companies, agencies and even individuals. We have 40 years of experience doing our service in this field and evidently successful with our civil litigations. Call our office now for free legal consultation.