Construction work is dangerous, and the danger escalates when safety regulations are not followed or when other things happen that can jeopardize the life and limbs of workers. Accidents on construction sites involve power tools, heavy machinery, chemicals, and many vehicles. Accidents can involve the collapse of a structure, a vehicular accident, burns, collisions, falls from ladders, cave-ins, wall collapses, etc. According to the U.S BLS, the four most common causes of fatalities at construction sites are falls from a height, being struck by a heavy object, electrocution, and, getting caught between equipment.
Injuries also happen because of faulty tools and equipment that may fail and expose workers to hazards. Safety harness failure, inadequate insulation, poor foundations, confusing traffic signs, poorly designed trucks and forklifts, and weak containers for chemicals and gases are all contributors to hazards.
Injuries that arise from accidents on construction sites include broken limbs, brain damage, tissue damage, fractures, spinal cord injuries, paralysis, and sometimes death.
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