Construction accidents are a major concern for construction workers in Las Vegas. In the past few years, there has been an increase in the number of injuries and fatalities that have occurred on construction sites as well as offices. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is trying to make it easier for people to understand their rights when they are injured at work. They created the “Your Rights After an Accident” pamphlet which provides information about what should happen after you’ve been hurt on the job.
Injuries at work can happen in a number of ways. A worker might fall from an elevated surface, have their hand caught in machinery, or get struck by something that was still moving even though it had stopped. All these injuries could cause disabilities to the construction workers and others working on-site if they need medical attention.
Construction Site Fall Accidents
Construction Site Fall injuries are one of the most common accidents that can happen on a construction site. One out of five falls at work results in injury to workers, and it is not uncommon for people working as laborers or other blue-collar jobs to fall from heights over 20 feet off the ground.
Luckily, OSHA has created guidelines that should help to reduce the number of accidents on construction sites. One way that OSHA has tried to do this is by requiring employers at a construction site with employees working at heights over 20 feet off the ground, or who are exposed as being more than six feet away from all edges and corners of their work surface, to provide fall protection equipment for those employees.
Employers are also mandated to provide a guardrail system, where the rail is at least 42 inches high and 24 inches away from an unprotected edge or corner of work surface, with side rails that extend 36 inches out on either side if there is any possibility that someone could come into contact with it. Employers must also make sure that their employees are wearing personal protective equipment, such as gloves and goggles.
Common Injuries from Construction Site Falls
Workers at a construction site are at risk of serious injury, especially if they fall from six feet or more. There are a number of injury risks associated with construction site falls, including:
-Fractures and broken bones
-Serious burns or abrasions
Construction accidents are often devastating to the victims and their families. Injuries sustained in construction accidents may result in expensive medical expenses and lengthy recovery periods.
Construction accidents can also have a significant impact on the worksite and workforce. When construction workers are injured or killed, they may be removed from their assigned duties for an extended period of time. It is important to ensure that all safety precautions are taken before beginning any type of construction project.
Las Vegas Construction Accident Attorney
Construction accidents can be devastating, so if you or a loved one was the victim of an accident on the job do not hesitate to call Hinds Injury Law Las Vegas at (702) 940-1234. We would be happy to review the information you have provided at no cost and without obligation. This consultation is a chance for us to be sure that we are able to assist your family in pursuit of justice and fair compensation.
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