Dangers of the Construction Industry: The Most Common Accidents
Posted: December 21, 2015
Posted in: Workplace Injuries
Despite continued efforts to improve health and safety in the workplace, the vast majority of accidents still occur in workplaces or on the roads. Sadly, the construction industry remains one of the most dangerous workplaces, with some injuries being exceptionally common.
In the last year, there were 35 fatal injuries to workers in construction, 22% lower than the five-year average. However, workplace accidents on construction sites are still exceptionally common. We take a look at some of the most common injuries and what you can do if you are involved in such an accident.
Common Types of Accidents: Construction Sites
Falls from height remain one of the most common injury types. Naturally construction workers need to work at great heights, however, a number of employers fail to provide proper safety equipment resulting in serious injury.
Slips and falls are also exceptionally common due to the nature of the industry. However, with many hazards present on a construction site, there are a number of factors that could result in injury from a slip, trip or fall.
Misuse of equipment can also play a factor in workers suffering injuries, with many workers failing to have proper health and safety equipment or proper training when using machinery resulting in an injury.
Personal Injury Experts Glasgow: Contact Us
Regardless of your injury or if it occurred on a construction site, our team of personal injury lawyers can help. An employer has a duty of care to all employers to make sure they are trained and have the proper health and safety procedures in place to ensure safety in the workplace. If you are injured in the workplace as a result of negligence or a failure in duty of care, contact us today using our online contact form.
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