Risks Involved In Construction Site Accidents

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Construction sites contain a number of hazards and people who work on them are disproportionately likely to be killed or seriously injured as a result of their employment. Companies within the sector must work towards minimizing such occurrences.

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Risks Involved In Construction Site Accidents

  1. 1. RISKS INVOLVED INCONSTRUCTION SITE ACCIDENTS www.ganiminjurylawyers.com Phone: (203)445-6542 E-mail: george@ganiminjurylawyers.com
  2. 2. • Any type of workplace involves the risks of anunexpected accident.• Responsibility of employers to lower the risks. www.ganiminjurylawyers.com Phone: (203)445-6542 E-mail: george@ganiminjurylawyers.com
  3. 3. Safety Practices…• Provide a reasonably safe job site.• Warning of all dangers inherent at the job site and the work.• Hire skilled workers.• Provide job safety training. Conduct job safety drills. www.ganiminjurylawyers.com Phone: (203)445-6542 E-mail: george@ganiminjurylawyers.com
  4. 4. Safety Practices…• Supervise compliance with safety specifications.• Train workers properly in the operations of all machinery. www.ganiminjurylawyers.com Phone: (203)445-6542 E-mail: george@ganiminjurylawyers.com
  5. 5. Construction Site Hazards The top six construction site hazards identified bythe Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) www.ganiminjurylawyers.com Phone: (203)445-6542 E-mail: george@ganiminjurylawyers.com
  6. 6. #1. Electrical• Greatest hazard either at home or work.• Keep a safe working distance from the power lines. www.ganiminjurylawyers.com Phone: (203)445-6542 E-mail: george@ganiminjurylawyers.com
  7. 7. #2. Excavation and Trenching• Most hazardous construction site operation.• Both employer and employee must follow safety standards.• Use protective equipments to minimize hazards while trenching and excavating. www.ganiminjurylawyers.com Phone: (203)445-6542 E-mail: george@ganiminjurylawyers.com
  8. 8. #3. Falls• Most common construction site hazard.• The usual cause is slipping, tripping and using unstable ladders. www.ganiminjurylawyers.com Phone: (203)445-6542 E-mail: george@ganiminjurylawyers.com
  9. 9. #3. Falls (Continued…)• Workers should be trained  to identify and evaluate fall hazards.  to be fully aware of how to control exposure to such risks.  to use fall protection equipment properly. www.ganiminjurylawyers.com Phone: (203)445-6542 E-mail: george@ganiminjurylawyers.com
  10. 10. #4. Stairways and Ladder• Major sources of injuries and fatalities.• Employers and employee must comply with the rule for the safe use of ladders and stairways. www.ganiminjurylawyers.com Phone: (203)445-6542 E-mail: george@ganiminjurylawyers.com
  11. 11. #5. Scaffolding• The potential risk of scaffolding is due to  moving scaffold components  scaffold failure due to damage to its components  loss of load  being struck by suspended materials  electrical shock  improper set-up www.ganiminjurylawyers.com Phone: (203)445-6542 E-mail: george@ganiminjurylawyers.com
  12. 12. #6. Heavy Construction Equipment• The main causes of such accidents include: Ground workers struck when a vehicle that is backing up or changing direction equipment rollovers that injure the operator www.ganiminjurylawyers.com Phone: (203)445-6542 E-mail: george@ganiminjurylawyers.com
  13. 13. #6. Heavy Construction Equipment…Mechanics run over when brakes are not properly setGround workers crushed by falling equipment from backhoes, buckets, and other moving construction vehicles. www.ganiminjurylawyers.com Phone: (203)445-6542 E-mail: george@ganiminjurylawyers.com
  14. 14. Avoid Accidents Save lives Save cost www.ganiminjurylawyers.com Phone: (203)445-6542 E-mail: george@ganiminjurylawyers.com
  15. 15. • Construction site accidents are unavoidable• Educate workers on how to identify the hazards that might be present at the work- site.• The employer must establish proper safety standards. www.ganiminjurylawyers.com Phone: (203)445-6542 E-mail: george@ganiminjurylawyers.com
  16. 16. For Legal Help in Construction Accident Cases Contact Ganim Injury Lawyers Construction Accident Attorney Stratford Connecticut www.ganiminjurylawyers.com Phone: (203)445-6542 E-mail: george@ganiminjurylawyers.com

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