While there is potential for serious injuries to occur in many different industries, one of the most dangerous is the construction industry. Due to ongoing projects and an increase in new construction, construction sites are arising all over the nation and more workers are entering the industry. Unfortunately, this translates to more risk and more potential accidents. All it takes is a glance at some statistics to understand that employees in the construction industry face real hazards - and many of them.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a federal agency tasked with assuring safe and healthful working conditions for millions of American workers. In an effort to improve workplace safety, OSHA continually collects data concerning on-the-job accidents, injuries, and deaths. At a glance, it’s clear construction is one of the most dangerous sectors around:
Because these statistics are consistently high and alarming, OSHA takes a closer look at construction industry deaths and their causes. Throughout the years, they’ve found that a certain few types of accidents cause a large percentage of worker fatalities. In 2013, for example, OSHA noted that the four most common causes of construction worker fatalities - or the “Fatal Four” - accounted for over half of all construction deaths in 2013.
OSHA’s “Fatal Four” include the top causes of worker fatalities in the construction industry:
At Fibich, Leebron, Copeland & Briggs, our Houston construction accident lawyers have the skills, knowledge, and experience to represent individuals who have been harmed on a construction site. We also represent families who have lost loved ones as a result of fatal construction accidents. It is important to have someone on your side who is determined to help you and knows how to handle these types of cases. We encourage you to learn more about your legal options and how our firm can put together a strategy based on your specific needs.
Contact our firm today and speak with us about your potential lawsuit.
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