Construction Site Injury
As a general rule, construction sites are dangerous places to work. Hard hats exist for a reason, and so do the many warning signs and safety procedures at construction sites. But, if construction sites are dangerous, highway construction zones are an extreme hazard. Not only must contractors and laborers deal with the pitfalls of a construction site, they must do so while traffic zooms past them. This is why construction crews must be vigilant while working along Southern California roadways. Even the slightest mistake can cause incredible damage to both people and property. Read the rest »
The Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating an Oceanside construction site after a structural collapse left one worker dead. As reported by CBS 8, the construction accident happened around 9 a.m. near the halfway complete FedEx warehouse on the 1400 block of Avenida del Oro. Read the rest »
Three workers, all believed to be in their 40s, were injured after falling at a construction site located at the Euclid Family Health Center project on October 15 around 9 a.m.
San Diego Fire spokesman Maurice Luque stated that one of the workers was holding a ladder at the top of the structure, while the other two were climbing up when this fall accident occurred. Read the rest »
A new study released in October 2011 by the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) states that nearly all construction workers will experience on or more work-related injuries or illnesses over a lifetime‚ as well as a great risk of premature death. This conclusion was based off of data from multiple years and several different national sources‚ including the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries.
The CPWR also estimates that over a 45-year career‚ a construction worker has a 75 percent chance of experiencing a disabling injury. On top of that shocking statistic‚ the same worker has a one in 200 chance of being fatally injured on the job. Unfortunately‚ Hispanic construction workers have a 20 percent higher likelihood of dying from a work-related injury. This is because Hispanic workers are often hired for lower-end‚ more dangerous jobs. Read the rest »