There are many potential dangers on a construction site, but some types
of accidents happen with alarming frequency. In this blog, we take a look
at five of the most common and most dangerous types of
construction accidents in Georgia. If you or a loved one have been injured, call our Atlanta
workers’ compensation attorneys to pursue the fair compensation
and benefits you need during this trying time.
Hurt in Atlanta? Call Cummings & Middlebrooks, LLP today at (404) 990-4432
to learn how we can help you.
Falls are the most dangerous type of accident on a construction site, and
contributes to the highest number of fatalities each year. This is not
surprising, as large construction projects typically require workers to
climb great heights. While there is an inherent risk, construction safety
plans must include provisions to help keep workers safe.
Electricity is extremely powerful, and the unfinished nature of electrical
circuits on construction sites can pose a serious threat. According to
OSHA, construction workers should always wear proper protection if they
are working anywhere near an electrical power circuit.
3. “Struck-By” Accidents
There is typically a lot of heavy equipment and machinery on a construction
site – when this equipment strikes a worker, the consequences can
be devastating. Care must be taken when working around cranes and heavy
trucks, as well as when working around any unstable structures or walls.
4. Fires & Explosions
Unfinished plumbing work can allow gases to leak onto a construction site,
posing a major risk for a fire or serious explosion. Unfinished electrical
work is also a common cause of these accidents, as wires can arc and quickly
start a fire.
5. Falling Debris
It’s unfortunately common for workers to fall from high places on
a construction site, but objects and debris also often drop from these
locations. Those working on the ground can be seriously injured or even
killed when tools or construction materials fall.
We can help you recover the workers’ compensation benefits you need
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