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Construction Workers' Accidents Archives

Construction workers' accidents: I-beam kills 34-year-old worker

Saying goodbye to a loved one who leaves for work, never to see him or her again, is an indescribable tragedy. Sadly, this is not an uncommon occurrence -- especially for families who have loved ones working in the construction industry. Fatal construction workers' accidents leave far too many Ohio families without a breadwinner.

Construction workers' accidents: 25-foot fall seriously injures 2

One of the primary safety hazards on construction sites in Ohio and other states is fall accidents. However, many employers continue to disregard federal safety regulations. Many construction workers' accidents with devastating consequences occur because of unsafe scaffolding structures and a lack of fall protection.

Construction workers' accidents: Falls top of violations list

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, this year's list of occupational safety violations is topped by falls, with almost 7,000 breaches reported. Although they can occur in any workplace environment, most fall injuries and fatalities involve construction workers' accidents. OSHA issued one of the highest fines issued for such violations in November. An Ohio-based roofing company was assessed almost $308,000 for its failure to provide roofing workers with fall protection.