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Which Workers Are at Greatest Risk for Injuries on Construction Sites?
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There are many, many ways that a construction worker can get seriously hurt on the job. With complex machinery, dangerous tools, heavy loads, and hazardous materials around every corner, it is no wonder that 5,190 workers were killed on the job nationwide in 2016. That adds up to 14 hard working, American lives lost every single day. The attorneys at Proner & Proner have worked numerous cases over the years involving high-risk construction incidents. If you want an experience and compassionate attorney working your case, then you’ve come to the right place. Contact Proner & Proner today for a free consultation on your construction accident injury claim.
With the constant dangers and the alarming statistics involving fatalities and injuries in the construction industry, the OSHA researched and identified the “Fatal Four”, which are defined as the four most common causes of death for construction workers in the United States (making up 63.7% of the deaths in 2016).
The causes and accompanying percentages of construction worker deaths are as follows:
Being that these four scenarios result in the most deaths in the construction industry, it isn’t surprising that the Fatal Four are also associated with a lot of serious injuries in the aftermath of an accident. The following are some of the most common serious injuries associated with the Fatal Four:
If one thing is very clear, the Fatal Four are seriously dangerous incidents to find yourself in while on the job in New York City. With the height of the buildings being worked on, falls and falling objects are only more deadly as well. With how many lives these incidents claim, prevention and following OSHA regulations and guidelines is all the more crucial.
The following are some of the best preventative measures to take to prevent accidents involving the Fatal Four:
Whenever you are working in a construction zone, you are surrounded by danger. Prevention is key, but you can’t control the negligence of others. If you find yourself the victim of any accident that has seriously injured, getting a quality injury attorney is key. The lawyers at Proner & Proner can help you navigate Workers’ Compensation, fully analyze your accident scenario, and help you get the compensation you need to recover and get back to work. Contact us online today for a free initial consultation regarding your construction accident injury claim. We have offices in New York, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, and throughout the state of New York. We have also represented clients suffering accidents throughout the United States.
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