The Occupational Safety and Health Association (OSHA) estimates that 20% of deaths among more than 4,000 workplace casualties in 2014 were with construction workers. Almost all of these fatalities were the result of electrocutions, falls, being caught in between objects, or being struck by objects. That’s not counting the injuries that millions of construction workers suffer yearly.
By its very nature, construction work is extremely dangerous. Workers are required to handle power tools, heavy-duty equipment, electricity, and precarious positions that pose serious risks to everyone involved. Since millions of people are employed by the construction industry, the government has created regulations and guidelines to protect construction workers from injuries and fatalities.
If you are a construction worker, however, you already know that accidents can happen in spite of regulations designed to keep you safe. Should you suffer a workplace injury, a Los Angeles construction accident attorney can help you pursue compensation for the trauma you have experienced. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2kpGPla