Construction Site and Workplace Accidents
Construction sites and other workplaces can be very dangerous when the proper safety rules are not followed by the companies managing or working at the site. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is the agency responsible for assuring safe and healthy working conditions.
Because of the dangerous nature of construction sites and other workplaces, the failure to follow safety rules is likely to result in catastrophic injury or death. According to OSHA statistics, 4,821 workers died on the job in 2014, and several thousands more were injured. Personal injury or wrongful death claims may result from the following situations that occur at construction sites and other workplaces:
- Falls from scaffolding, roofs, beams, floors, etc.
- Explosions and fires
- Hit by falling objects and debris
- Injuries caused by heavy machinery and equipment
- Crane accidents
- Exposure to toxic or dangerous substances
- Inadequate training
Construction site and workplace accident attorney André Crenshaw is experienced with OSHA’s most frequently cited safety violations and the types of situations that result in serious injury and death at construction sites and other workplaces. If you’ve suffered an injury as the result of a safety infraction at a construction site or other workplace, contact the Crenshaw Law Firm so that we can discuss the legal remedies available to compensate you, even if you were an innocent bystander.