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Taking a look at falls on construction sites

On Behalf of | Jan 19, 2022 | Construction Accidents |

When working on a construction site, you need to watch out for various dangers, from dangerous machinery to inexperienced coworkers, inclement weather and electrical hazards. Moreover, you should remain especially vigilant when working in high places or on slick surfaces. Many construction workers suffer devastating injuries after falling, and these accidents take place for a variety of reasons.

Construction workers can take several steps to reduce the likelihood of a fall-related accident. Moreover, if you or a loved one sustained an injury after falling, you need to look into resources that could assist during the recovery process.

Fall-related risks in the construction industry

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention outlines some of the risk factors associated with construction falls. Some of these accidents take place because workers do not have the proper equipment while working in a high place, or because they lack training. Inadequate planning can increase the chances of a worker falling. Many workers become seriously hurt after falling while working on a roof, ladder or scaffolding.

The consequences of construction falls

The CDC reports that falls cause more construction workers to lose their lives than any other risk factor. One out of every three construction deaths occurs because of falls, and these accidents also injure many workers. If you suffered an injury after falling, you could lose the ability to work and face financial challenges due to medical costs.

Unbearable pain, mental trauma, anxiety, depression and immobility also affect many injured workers. Injured construction workers need to carefully assess their options during the recovery process.