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Some of the Most Common Accidents That Can Happen in a Construction Site


Construction workers on the job avoiding workplace accidents


According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), construction workers account for nearly 20% of worker fatalities in the private industry. That equates to nearly 15 deaths per day due to construction workplace accidents. 

Further, injury rates in construction are more than 70% higher than average injury rates recorded by other industries (more than 100,000 injuries per year). 

With that in mind, if you’ve been injured while working on a construction site, you have options. Our attorneys at Schrier Law Group are dedicated to helping construction workers who suffer on-the-job injuries to receive maximum compensation for their injuries. Potentially recoverable damages can include: 

  • The cost of medical care
  • Lost earnings and earning potential 
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Permanent disablement and injuries 
  • Wrongful death

Contact Paul, a proven construction accident attorney, at Schrier Law Group today at 1-800-700-PAUL for your free initial consultation. Continue reading to learn more about the most common accidents that can happen on a construction site. 

Fatal Four Construction Site Hazards

According to OSHA, the four most common deadly construction site accidents include falling from heights, electrical exposure, being struck-by objects, and being caught in-between machinery. Learn more about the fatal four construction site hazards below. 

Falling From Heights

Falling from heights can cause serious injury and even death. Generally, construction companies must provide adequate fall protection for heights greater than six feet. If they neglect to do so, they may be liable for injuries caused by the fall. 

Electrical Exposure

Unlike most workplaces, exposed electrical wiring is commonplace in the construction industry. With that in mind, construction workers should be well-trained to handle live electrical wires. If training is subpar or the construction company doesn’t provide adequate personal protective equipment (PPE), it could lead to an increased risk of injury or death by electrocution. 

Struck-By Accidents 

“Struck-by” accidents can be caused by any objects on a construction site that can result in injuries due to impact. That can include construction equipment, tools, materials, etc. Generally, the most common types of struck-by hazards include:

  • Flying objects
  • Swinging or rolling objects
  • Falling objects

If you’ve suffered injuries due to being struck by an object while on the job, your company may be to blame. Contact an experienced construction accident lawyer to discuss the details of your case today. 

Caught-in or Between Accidents 

Perhaps one of the most devastating construction site accidents occurs when a worker suffers injury or death due to being caught in a dangerous situation or caught in between machinery. According to a construction accident lawyer at Schreier Law Group, common examples of caught-in/between hazards on construction sites include: 

  • Getting a part of your body caught in the moving parts of a machine 
  • Being squeezed in-between two construction machines
  • Getting trapped in a collapsed trench 
  • Being pinned between a wall and another piece of construction machinery 

Other Common Construction Site Accidents 

The “Fatal Four” hazards mentioned above are the most common deadly construction accidents. However, thousands of other types of injuries happen on construction sites every year. A few of the most common hazards that cause injuries include but are not limited to: 

  • Slip and Fall Injuries – Potentially the most common form of non-deadly construction site injuries, slip and falls can lead to devastating injuries. In many cases, slip and fall accidents occur due to negligence or lack of adherence to safety rules. 
  • Accidental Injury Caused By Machines –  Heavy machinery is nearly synonymous with construction sites. Unfortunately, while they are necessary, they can also cause serious injuries. Construction workers are most likely to suffer serious injuries when using or in the presence of jackhammers, nail guns, forklifts, power drills, etc. 
  • Explosions – Injuries caused by explosions are not as common as other types of construction site injuries. However, they can cause the most damage. That’s especially true if construction workers are not properly trained or fail to follow safety protocols. 
  • Construction Vehicle Accidents – Construction workers spend a lot of time around vehicles. With that in mind, they are subject to hazards from construction vehicles, drivers passing through a construction zone, and third-party car collisions. 

Contact The Best Construction Accident Attorney in Florida Today

Workers in the construction industry routinely suffer more injuries and fatalities on the job than most other occupations. With that in mind, if you’ve suffered injuries while working on-site, it’s in your best interest to consult with an experienced construction accident attorney as soon as possible. You may be entitled to recover significant worker’s compensation damages or damages from a third party. 

Contact Schrier Law Group at 1-800-700-7285 for your free initial consultation with a proven construction accident attorney today. 

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