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Construction Workers' Accidents Archives

Are women who work on Pennsylvania construction sites at risk?

Construction workers are some of the most vulnerable workers in Pennsylvania. Due to the nature of their work, injuries are most common on construction sites. Many workers may suffer falls or accidents involving equipment or tools used on a construction site. Federal and state authorities continually encourage all employers to maintain a safe workplace.

Construction workers' accidents can have serious consequences

Construction workers often work under inherently dangerous circumstances and conditions. Workers may face various accidents during the course of their employment and the construction industry is known for its dangerous workplace accidents. Such accidents can occur due to malfunctioning equipment or even slip-and-fall accidents. However, the family members of the accident victims may have some legal recourse in Pennsylvania, as well as in the rest of the United States.

OSHA's campaign to focus on fall prevention

Residents of Dauphin, Pennsylvania, probably know that a fall from a ladder, scaffold or roof is the leading cause of death on a construction site. According to a preliminary 2013 U.S. Bureau of Labor report, falls were responsible for nearly 300 of 796 construction worker deaths on construction venues across the United States.

How can employers prevent the top four construction hazards?

Every Pennsylvania worker has the right to a safe workplace and it is the duty of every employer to make that workplace free from known dangers. The federal agency known as the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was set up to issue and enforce protective workplace safety and health standards.

Electrical accident causes construction worker's death

Working on any kind of construction-related activity can involve a certain degree of risk. Thus, not only are construction workers required to adhere to safety standards while at work, they are also eligible to seek workers' compensation benefits in the event of an accident. Given that workers may be assigned to various tasks, the dangers to which they may be exposed also vary. Sadly, some of these can prove to be fatal.

Steelworker injured in Pennsylvania construction accident

Many people can get injured while on the job at a construction site. The injury may be due to a scaffolding collapse, crane accident or a defective power tool. Recently, a steelworker was injured while working at Lehigh Valley Industrial Park VI in Pennsylvania.

OSHA to provide safety training for construction workers

Working at a construction site can be hazardous to a worker's health. Seven construction workers were injured last month on a hotel construction site and at a moving company facility, respectively, in Pennsylvania. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating these accidents to discover the reason for these injuries.

Scaffolding collapse injures two workers in Pennsylvania

Readers are aware that scaffolding is used to support material and people while carrying out construction work. This method has been used for many years in order to help people work at various levels on a building. However, if not properly installed, a scaffolding accident may occur resulting in injuries. A scaffolding collapse in Pennsylvania recently caused injuries to two construction workers and damaged two cars.

Adjacent building's debris hurt Philadelphia construction workers

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.

Overturned equipment injures worker in Port Richmond

Construction is an inherently dangerous job and Pennsylvanians who work in these trades often face harsh workplace conditions, making an accident an ever-present threat. Although most employers are diligent in trying to ensure the safety of workers on construction sites, construction accidents can and do occur every week.

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