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Fall risks are great for construction workers

Construction workers don't have an easy job. They work out in the elements, with dangerous equipment and face several risks each time they report to work. Yet, they continue to go into work because they need to earn a living and because they know people are counting on them.

Construction site safety can't include cutting corners

Construction workers deserve just as much on-the-job safety as anyone else has. Unfortunately, the cost of these safety precautions might lead some construction companies to cut corners on safety. This isn't ever acceptable. There is no good reason for a worker to suffer from an injury that could have easily been prevented with proper safety measures. We understand that construction injuries are particularly devastating for these workers.

Construction workers should be provided a safe work environment

Crane safety was a topic that we recently discussed, but this is only one of the hazards that construction workers face when they head in to work. These dangers are pretty well-known, but that doesn't stop these men and women from doing the work that enables us to have places to live, buildings for businesses and roads to travel on.

Third-party claims are possible when defective tools cause injury

Construction workers face daily hazards due to the nature of the job. Heavy machinery, power tools and the duties that have to be done are all some of the factors that can lead to injuries. What construction workers don't need is for defective equipment to cause issues that lead to injuries.

Construction site hazards are seemingly endless

Construction jobs have a higher than average risk for fatal injuries. The almost 6.5 million construction workers on the job each and every day are at risk of many different hazards on the job. It is up to the employers to take steps to ensure that these men and women remain as safe as possible.

Lax safety procedures can lead to construction worker deaths

Construction safety is something that must be followed with precision. When proper safety measures aren't followed, tragedy can occur. Two construction workers died hours apart at two Manhattan sites due to falls recently. These falls highlight the need of all construction sites to have proper safety gear and insist that proper protocol is followed.

Amputations in construction sites are serious injuries

One of the things that you must think about when you are in the construction industry is staying safe when you are working around equipment. Some equipment, such as power saws, are very dangerous. You have to be sure you can use the equipment safely before you operate it each and every time. If you get injured, you might opt to file a claim for workers' compensation or a third-party lawsuit.

Measures to Reduce New York Construction Worker Injuries

In a continuing series by the New York Times, David W. Chen has reported on recent developments within the New York City Construction Industry on the topic of work related injuries and fatalities: Mr. Cheng reports that despite industry wide and legislative recognition of the need to improve safety measures, a proposed bill seeking to require mandatory safety training for construction workers remains stalled due to the lobbying efforts of Project Owners and Project Developers.

Construction accidents must be taken seriously by everyone

We've discussed some of the dangers of construction work. These dangers are very serious and must be treated accordingly. All construction workers must take the time to learn about what dangers they face and work on trying to remain safe. Of course, the burden of safety doesn't fall only on the workers. It also falls on the employer.

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