New Orleans Construction Accident Lawyers
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Construction work is known as one of the most dangerous fields in the nation. In fact, 21 percent of all nationwide fatalities occur in the construction industry according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). There is a high fatality rate because construction workers deal with heavy objects, work at great heights, and are likely be exposed to hazardous chemicals—causing workers to sustain serious injuries. Although the construction industry is naturally dangerous, it is employers’ responsibility to follow the safety federal regulations to make construction sites as safe as possible. If employers fail to provide workers with a safe work environment, they can be held liable for the injuries of a worker.
If you or a loved one have sustained injuries in a construction site accident, contact our experienced New Orleans construction accident attorneys for a free case review: (504) 608-3211!
OSHA “Fatal Four” Accidents in Construction
OSHA’s annual fatality statistics report determine common causes of construction accidents. They narrowed down the most common construction fatalities as the “Fatal Four”.
The Fatal Four
- Falls (39.9% total construction fatalities)
- Struck by Object (8.4% total construction fatalities)
- Electrocution (8.5% total construction fatalities)
- Caught inBetween (1.4% total construction fatalities)
Construction Site Responsibilities
Often times, employers fail to meet OSHA standards and may even motivate workers to take unnecessary risks that leads to disasters. The OSHA standards are meant to help increase the safety level of the workplace, as well as to reduce worker injuries and fatalities.
Acts of negligence from employers may include:
- Poor site design or inspections
- Failure to mark hazards—such as holes or trenches
- Violating safety codes
- Improperly secured equipment
- The use of malfunctioning equipment