Every year, construction site accidents are one of the most common causes of injury in the United States. Injuries on construction sites range from mild to extremely serious, depending on the type of injury and specific details of the accident. While the statistics are chilling, construction site accidents are completely preventable. Understanding the warning signs and hazards associated with construction site mishaps, as well as proper construction site safety education, can lead to awareness and prevention of these catastrophic accidents. If you or someone you know has been injured in a construction site accident, contact the personal injury and workers’ compensation attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY today. Our team of professionals has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation.
One of the best ways to prevent injuries and accidents on a construction site is to have frequent meetings with the crew and the staff. It is important to emphasize that everyone must be focused and mindful on the construction site at all times, especially when there are hazardous materials or equipment involved. It is also important to ensure that these meetings address any and all issues that may be occurring on the site, whether it is between crew members themselves or crew members and their chain of command. In order to maintain proper working order in all areas of the construction site, crew members must focus on working as a team to protect both themselves and the workers around them.
Another way to prevent accidents and injuries on the construction site is to ensure that all crew members are wearing visible clothing and safety equipment. This means that everyone on the construction site should be wearing reflective vests and hard hats. Similarly, anyone working above ground should be wearing a safety harness. Ensuring that all crew members can be easily seen not only keeps them accounted for, but also prevents anyone from being run over by heavy machinery or hit by debris or other objects. Ensuring that all crew members are wearing proper safety gear will prevent serious injuries should an accident occur.
Believe it or not, keeping hydrated is another important way to prevent accidents and injuries on construction sites. This can be especially true during the warmer months of the year. Dehydration can lead to all types of complications such as lack of alertness, fatigue and lack of concentration, all of which can have catastrophic consequences on a construction site. For this reason it is extremely important that all crew members take frequent short breaks to drink water.
If you or someone you know has been injured in a construction site accident, contact the personal injury and workers’ compensation attorneys at Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY today. Our team of professionals has the knowledge and experience to offer you quality legal representation while fighting for the compensation you need and deserve. Call us today at (877) 504-5562. You may also contact by email at [email protected].