Construction work carries with it an amount of inherent risk. Employers can minimize these risks by taking certain simple steps including

• Properly maintaining all equipment on the job site, from earth moving equipment to hand tools

• Providing proper training in the use of equipment and enforcing safety procedures on the worksite

• Identifying and containing environmental hazards such as asbestos and other potentially dangerous substances

• Complying with all worksite safety standards set forth by OSHA

Common types of defective construction equipment accidents involve:

• Scaffolding accidents

• Falling loads

• Structure collapse

• Forklift accidents

• Equipment malfunctions and improper use of construction equipment

If you or a family member was injured in an accident involving defective construction equipment, please contact our construction accidents attorneys today.