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Female construction workers' shapes may threaten their lives

If you are a female construction worker in a full-body harness designed for a bulky male, your life may be at risk. Across the nation, including in California, the construction workforce's face is rapidly changing. An ever-growing number of women are building construction careers. However, along with dangers, such as fatal falls, entrapment, electrocutions and more, as a woman, you might face some unique hazards in the construction industry. Unique aspects such as the body shapes and often-smaller physiques of women are but some of the challenges for employers.

Hotel contractor injured while working did not survive

In a state far east of California, crowds gathered on the street near the scene of a tragic construction accident. The man who was injured while working did not survive. An official statement regarding the cause of the accident has not yet been released to the public.

What are a victim's rights after a construction accident?

A major construction accident can leave California victims with extensive physical injuries, emotional trauma and mounting medical bills. Even experienced construction workers can be injured or killed because of unsafe site conditions and/or failure to be properly trained. No matter what caused a construction accident, injured workers or the families of those killed may consider filing a workers' compensation claim. 

If injured on the job, can a construction accident attorney help?

If you have been injured on the job while working at a construction site, it is possible that you are eligible for workers' compensation benefits. Navigating the workers' compensation system can be complex and it can be useful to have a lawyer who is knowledgeable in construction accident cases. In fact, having a strong legal ally can protect your rights during the claims process if you are injured on the job. 

Workers' compensation can help a mourning family

When a workplace accident, occurs it can take a significant amount of time before authorities and safety agencies complete an investigation and publish the results. In the meantime, those who suffered an on-the-job injury in California or any other state may still be able to obtain relief by filing for benefits through workers' compensation. This also applies to the family of those killed in a workplace accident. One family may be considering this option as they are awaiting more details to be released regarding a recent fatal construction accident.

Man injured on the job from falling object at high-rise site

Workers in the construction industry are in danger of hazards coming from all different directions. These risks can even come from above in the event that a heavy object falls onto a person in a construction accident in California or any other state. One worker experienced this recently when he was injured on the job after something fell on top of him.

2 workers injured while working, 1 worker dies

At a construction site, crews need to ensure that the structures they build are stable and will not collapse unexpectedly. This will help to avoid the possibility of construction workers being seriously injured while working. It can even avoid a possible death resulting from an accident in California or elsewhere. Unfortunately, this may not have been done at one site where a recent construction accident occurred.

4 workers fatally injured on the job prompt OSHA investigations

The primary cause of death on construction sites are falls, which is evidenced by recent construction accidents in California. From May 18 to May 21, four workers were fatally injured on the job. All were injured on their respective construction sites in the San Francisco area. Because of these four deaths in as many days, the California Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched an inspection of all area construction sites. Cal/OSHA wants to determine if there are any companies failing to adhere to appropriate safety measures.

Construction worker dies after being injured on the job

Construction workers face a dangerous set of potential injuries at a construction work site. On a daily basis, a construction worker may be presented with a number of dangerous conditions. Despite numerous safety programs and safety regulations, construction workers can still be injured on the job. Injuries can range from heavy lifting to unsafe and defective pieces of construction equipment.

Death of construction worker injured on the job

A man who was working on a school building has died from his injuries following a horrific fall. The construction accident occurred earlier this month when the man was injured on the job. Unfortunately, any construction job, whether in California or elsewhere, can be a potentially hazardous undertaking, regardless of all safety protocols in place.

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