On behalf of COHEN & COHEN PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS, P.C. posted in Construction Accidents on Monday, December 7, 2015.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, during 2013 alone, roughly one out of every five U.S. workplace fatalities occurred in the construction industry. From scaling scaffolding and working from heights to performing excavation work and working in confined spaces; the many and varied dangers faced by construction workers mean that safety must always be a top priority.
Compounding the challenges associated with ensuring construction sites are as safe and hazard-free as possible, is an increased reliance on contractors and subcontractors to complete specific projects at construction sites. For a construction employer, it’s critical to take steps to ensure for not only the safety of a company’s own workers, but also for any and all contractor and subcontractor workers who are hired for a project.