Some of the most common types of construction site accidents include the following:

  • Falls from high heights: including roofs, ladders, and scaffolding;
  • Electrocutions: from power lines and equipment;
  • Injuries from falling objects: from cranes, lifts and buildings; and
  • Vehicle related accidents.

Many construction sites fail standard safety inspections, with the top violations involving the following safety standards:

  • Fall protection: Every construction site should have safety equipment in place to protect any employees that are working at heights.
  • Hazard communication: The risks associated with hazardous chemicals are often not fully disclosed.
  • Respiratory protection: The construction site should have respiratory protection available to all workers that prevents the inhalation of harmful dust, chemicals, or other harmful particles in the air.
  • Lockout/tagout system: Each construction site should have a lockout/tagout system in place to control potentially hazardous servicing and maintenance of machines and equipment.
  • Incorrect electrical or wiring methods: All equipment and wiring should be properly grounded and insulated to prevent electrocution accidents.
  • Machine guarding: Each tool and machine should be equipped with the proper guards to protect operators and other employees.

If you or someone you know was involved in a construction site accident due to the violation of safety standards, please call the Clark Law Office.   We welcome the chance to help you secure the justice you deserve!