Each year across the United States thousands of workers are injured on construction sites even while under the supervision of a safety manager. Most of these accidents happen while under the operation of heavy machinery, and equipment. With most of the accidents that happen, over half of the people that are injured are on the ground die or suffer a very serious injury.
According to the Ohio Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) almost all accidents that occur are preventable. What this means is that not all steps were followed safely to execute the desired task set in place.
Listed below are the top safety accidents that occur
- Getting in and off equipment
- Loading and Unloading equipment
- Too many people in one work area
- Machines Radius and how far they move causing a knock to the body and or head
- Overhead objects/Buried object
- Backing up
- Machine Malfunction
- Unstable balance of weight between objects
- Improper use of the machine/Horseplay
- Safety Focus
Many times, when on a construction site it is important to be aware of all hazards life threatening, and minimal damage. If a worker is not focused on his/her job they can seriously injure or even kill someone. It is important for everyone who has a certain job to know how that job is done, and how to properly execute the tasks given. If you don’t feel comfortable with something or don’t know, it is better to ask questions or speak with your supervisor to prevent an accident from occurring.
Be safe at all times, and know what you are doing as well as others around you. If you or a loved one was injured on the job Call Me! I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus, Dayton and neighboring communities. You can reach Tim by email at misnylaw.com/ask-tim-a-question/ or call at 877-944-4373.