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Construction Workers' Accidents Archives

Construction workers' accidents: Trench collapse kills 1 employee

Trenches are some of the most dangerous workspaces on construction sites nationwide. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health prescribes strict regulations to prevent trench-related construction workers' accidents. However, not all employers prioritize employee safety, and their focus on profits have led to many lives lost.

Collapsing scaffolds cause tragic construction workers' accidents

Workers in California's construction industry frequently risk their lives on scaffolding. While safety authorities say falls form a significant percentage of annual workplace fatalities in the state, it is not always the lack of fall protection that is to blame. Negligently erected scaffold structures that collapse cause many construction workers' accidents, with traumatic consequences.

Construction workers' accidents: Confined space management

The construction industry poses numerous safety hazards, and many of them are life-threatening. Employers must comply with many safety regulations prescribed by the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health specifically for the prevention of construction workers' accidents. Some of the most dangerous areas are confined spaces, and a competent person at each construction site must inspect confined spaces and determine whether they require permits to control entry into them.

Construction workers' accidents: Second HSR incident in 4 months

Concern was expressed about the compliance with workplace safety regulations at the site of the high-speed rail project in California. Construction workers' accidents at these sites can have devastating consequences. Following an incident in which a rebar tower toppled over on an HSR site last November, an accident on a recent Tuesday afternoon caused catastrophic injuries to a 48-year-old construction worker.

Construction workers' accidents: Man saves sibling's life

The love of a construction worker for his younger brother was demonstrated on a job site in California on a recent Tuesday. The incident involved electricity, which is a hazard that causes many construction workers' accidents. The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health has launched an investigation into this nearly fatal event.

Construction workers' accidents: Scaffold collapse injures 3

Scaffolding poses numerous hazards to construction workers in California, and employers who fail to comply with prescribed safety regulations put the lives of their employees on the line. Many severe injuries have been suffered -- and lives lost -- in construction workers' accidents that were caused by unstable scaffolding structures. One such an incident in San Diego is currently under investigation.

TBI prevalent in construction workers' accidents despite hardhats

Employees in the construction industry in California are at a significant risk of suffering work-related traumatic brain injuries. Safety authorities say that construction, agriculture, transportation, fishing and forestry are the industries in which most occupational TBI fatalities occur. While hardhats provide some protection, they do not prevent all head injuries in construction workers' accidents.

The number of fatal construction workers' accidents alarming

Safety training is said to be one of the most important aspects in protecting workers on construction sites nationwide, including in California. Based on the data of construction workers' accidents released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, this industry remains the most hazardous industry in the country. Statistic show that 937 construction workers died on the job in 2015.

Construction workers' accidents can be traumatic experiences

Construction sites in California pose a myriad of hidden dangers that can cause serious injuries. While there are many known safety hazards, unanticipated incidents are often reported. For that reason, risk assessment by knowledgeable professionals must continue throughout building projects. Unforeseen construction workers' accidents can have devastating consequences.

Heat exposure can lead to construction workers' accidents

The California Division of Occupational Safety and Health has no definite rules related to working in very hot conditions, but employers are responsible for the health and safety of employees. This includes protecting them from excessive heat exposure. One of the first signs of heat illness is dizziness, which can cause devastating construction workers' accidents within in moments.

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