Construction workers face some of the most dangerous working conditions of any type of employee. Catastrophic injuries and even death may result form the negligence of coworkers, the failure to follow established safety procedures, or defective equipment. Although no construction job is completely safe, many of the construction accidents occurring on site can be avoided by taking the proper precautions.
Statistics show that nearly 1,000 construction workers are killed each year while on the job. Of these, one-third result from construction site falls. Common construction site falls include:
- Roof-related falls
- Crane falls
- Scaffolding falls
- Elevator shaft falls
- Falls resulting from holes in flooring
When holes in flooring are not properly marked, they become a serious safety hazard for even the most experienced construction workers. Falls caused by holes in flooring or weak flooring are a major risk for any member of a construction team. Proper protection equipment and safety precautions are necessary to safeguard the lives of workers and preserve the well-being of their families.
If you have suffered a construction injury in South Florida, please contact the experienced personal injury lawyers at The Cochran Firm South Florida today to schedule a confidential, no-cost consultation.