Common causes of construction site accidents

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Published on July 9, 2014

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PowerPoint Presentation: Common Causes Of Construction Site Accidents PowerPoint Presentation: According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction work is the second most dangerous occupation in Connecticut. Employees are entitled to protection from hazards and potential accidents. Employer’s Responsibility: Employer’s Responsibility It is the legal responsibility of an employer to comply with statutory requirements and regulations about safe working practices. If an employer fails to do this, then they risk being liable for compensation claims following an accident. Problems Caused by Accident: Problems Caused by Accident An inability to work Significant medical expenses Personal pain and suffering PowerPoint Presentation: Common Causes of Construction S ite Accidents Fall from Height: Fall from Height According to OSHA , fall accidents are the number one cause of construction site fatalities, causing 36 percent of all construction worksite deaths in 2012 . Falls are often the result of: Failure to properly install scaffolding, F ailure to use proper safety gear, Inappropriate use of inappropriate ladders and hoists. Slips and Trips: Slips and Trips Construction workers may slip on a wet patch or trip over a cable . Can lead to many different injuries and ill health outcomes, from musculoskeletal disorders (e.g. strained ankle) to puncture wounds (from falling on sharp materials). Electrocution: Electrocution There is often exposed wiring, power lines, and unfinished electrical systems around. Construction worker who work close to live currents risk burns and electric shocks. Falling Debris or Objects: Falling Debris or Objects A construction site has heavy machineries, tools and materials. A worker can easily get stuck in between immovable objects, machinery and fallen debris. Occupational Exposure: Occupational Exposure Some people work in hazardous environments, such as refineries and chemical plants. This exposes them to toxic substances and other detrimental conditions. Fires and Explosions: Fires and Explosions Because of unfinished piping, leaking gases, and incomplete electrical systems, fires and explosions are a common occurrence on construction sites . Connecticut Construction Accident Lawyer: Connecticut Construction Accident Lawyer Construction accident victims deserve compensation for their injuries. Are you dealing with an injury caused in a construction accident in Bridgeport or Milford or Connecticut ? Contact a construction accident lawyer in Connecticut to fight for your rights. PowerPoint Presentation: Contact Us: Ganim Injury Lawyers Construction Accident Attorney, Connecticut 86 Cherry Street, Milford, Connecticut, 06460 1057 Broad Street, third floor, Bridgeport, Ct, 06604 Phone : (203)445-6542 or (877)828-4279 Fax: (203)713-8388 Email: [email protected] www.ganiminjurylawyers.com

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