Overlooked Causes of Construction Accidents in New York
There are many inherent risks that construction workers take each time they go to work. Because of these inherent risks, most construction workers take care to prevent and avoid common causes of accidents at construction sites, such as ladder mishaps or slip and fall incidents. While taking care to avoid common causes of construction accidents, however, some construction workers may overlook other causes of construction accidents, which could lead to serious injury or even death.
Causes of Construction Accidents in NYC
Here are some common causes of construction accidents which are commonly overlooked by the typical construction worker:
- Explosions or Fires on Site: Despite construction workers taking precautions, explosions or fires may occur at a construction site for any number of reasons, including exposed wiring, use of flammable chemicals during the construction process, and unfinished or leaking piping.
- Getting Caught in between Objects and Materials: Construction work often calls on workers to place themselves in between immovable machinery or materials in order to complete a job. If a worker gets stuck in between the machinery or materials, this may lead to serious injury. Furthermore, the result of getting stuck in between construction machinery or materials may be particularly catastrophic if the worker is working alone.
- Getting Hit by a Passing Vehicle: Often, construction sites are adjacent to busy streets or parking lots. At times, drivers may become distracted by the ensuing construction. If this occurs, it is possible for construction workers to be hit by the drivers’ vehicles as they drive by the site.
- Defective Equipment: Even if construction workers are skilled in using a particular piece of equipment, they may be severely injured if there is a design defect or a manufacturing defect in the equipment.
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