The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) carefully tracks all reported work-related injuries and deaths each year. Construction workers are at increased risk, compared to other occupations, for serious injury and even death on the job.
When you suffer a broken bone as the result of an accident, you may think having the bone set is all the medical attention you'll need. In some cases, particularly if the break is in an extremity or limb, you could develop a condition known as Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). CRPS is most commonly associated with broken limbs and resulting nerve issues in your extremities. If you broke a bone in a car accident, a workplace injury, or even a even a simple slip-and-fall accident at a retailer, it could result in permanent nerve damage and extensive medical expenses for years to come.
Extensive precautionary measures have not been able to prevent all injuries to construction workers across the United States and in Pennsylvania. Recently, two demolition workers were injured in a construction accident that occurred in North Philadelphia on April 29 of this year. According to a city fire captain, a portion of an adjacent building fell when the men were standing at the site of a three-story house being torn down. The fire captain added that the workers were not struck from debris that fell from the row house that was being demolished. The house is located at Diamond Street and owned by the Philadelphia Housing Authority.