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NY Construction Accident Attorney: Who Is Liable For Injuries On Construction Sites?

Construction is one of the most dangerous jobs a man or woman can do. According to OSHA, in 2011, there were 738 construction deaths. Workers are responsible for their own safety, but employers, owners and contractors have a responsibility to keep their people safe.

Common Injuries on Construction Sites

  • Falls from an elevated area
  • Falls, slips, trips at the same level
  • Caught between or under an object
  • Being struck by an object
  • Motor vehicle accidents including forklifts, dump trucks and other heavy machinery
  • Musculoskeletal injuries
  • Hearing damage
  • Eye damage from dust and debris
  • Electrocutions
  • Power tool and heavy machinery injuries
  • Being crushed

How Employers Can Prevent Injuries on the Job Site

Employers are responsible for ensuring the safety of their workers. Ways they must do this include:

  • Properly training workers for the specific job they are doing
  • Hold frequent and specific safety meetings
  • Provide safety equipment such as harnesses, respiratory and eye protection.
  • Maintain and routinely inspect all materials such as power tools, heavy equipment, ladders and scaffolding
  • Provide first aid kits and places to wash off any unhealthy debris
  • Expose workers only to OSHA regulated amounts of debris that can be inhaled
  • Enforce a lockout/tagout electrical system
  • Provide adequate time for eating and hydration
  • Give protection from the sun
  • Properly guard all rails, stairways and openings
  • Label and mark all openings in the floor and establish safety zones
  • Provide noise protection
  • Give defensive driving training
  • Routinely monitor the job site to see that all safety procedures are being followed

Construction can be dangerous but it does not have to be. If you or a loved one was seriously injured on a construction site due to the negligence of an employer, contact an experienced NY construction accident attorney today.

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