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5 Common Construction Site Accidents and How to Prevent Them

Construction sites are naturally dangerous and make up for thousands of deaths and injuries that occur each year. Proper precautions still can’t prevent all accidents that occur. While it may be impossible to control all conditions at a construction site, owners, operators, and employees can take steps to help prevent accidents and injuries. Today we will look at the top five construction site accidents and how to avoid them.

1. Utilize Protective Gear

Most injuries that occur on a construction site can be prevented if protection gear is used properly and often.  Mistakes happen and are common. That is why it is important to wear safety gear. Typical safety gear for most construction sites includes hard hats, steel-toed boots, hearing protection, eye protection, and harnesses. In some cases, it may also be necessary to wear masks and gloves. If there’s any doubt, it’s probably a good idea to be over protected.

2. Follow Safety Protocols

If for some reason there are not safety protocols used during your construction, make them. Once the safety protocol is in effect, make sure all employees follow it and regularly review it. If changes need to be made in procedures, communicate that to all employees.

3. Construction Worksite Inspections

Daily job site inspections should be conducted by supervisors, safety teams, or other experts to detect any possible risks or concerns. If issues are found at the worksite, they should be eliminated or addressed immediately.

4. Frequent Work Breaks

Taking regular breaks throughout the workday should be mandatory. Some employees might want to work through breaks or lunch to get done quicker or earn overtime hours. Overworking can cause weariness, dehydration, and increase the likelihood of a construction site accident.

5. Slip and Falls

Falls are one of the most common causes of injury and death on construction sites. Construction sites have a lot of things lying around. Tools, building materials, debris, and gear could all contribute to a slip and fall. Use caution when walking in and around construction sites and constantly clean up the area.

What To Do If You’ve Been Injured

In some cases, workers’ compensation insurance will cover construction site accidents. A great number of construction site accidents result in an injury claim against a third party. It is important to contact an attorney to discuss your legal rights and options for seeking compensation for your injuries. At Philpot Law Firm, our personal injury attorneys are here to help navigate these stressful times. If you or a loved one have suffered an injury, we will fight for you and help you get the compensation you deserve!

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