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Construction Workers' Accidents Archives

Construction workers' accidents: Lack of fall protection kills 1

There is an endless list of hazards faced by workers on building sites. Roofs alone pose a set of life-threatening risks, and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration prescribes strict safety regulations to prevent roof-related construction workers' accidents. An Ohio nursing facility was recently ordered to address roof safety violations after the death of an employee who fell from the roof.

Opioid addiction crisis and construction workers' accidents

Analysis of the 12,000 deaths resulting from opioid overdoses in Ohio between 2010 and 2016 revealed that construction workers are particularly at risk of becoming addicted to painkillers containing opiods. The addictions of many workers started with the painkillers being prescribed by doctors after injuries were suffered in construction workers' accidents. Authorities say the painkillers were misleadingly marketed as a safe solution to dull the pain of workers and keep the jobs on schedule. However, it led to thousands of workers' addictions to fentanyl and heroin.

Construction workers' accidents: Ohio man dies in trench collapse

Construction sites will always be hazardous terrain to navigate, especially for employees whose tasks take them into excavations. Too many lives are lost in construction workers' accidents that are caused by collapsing walls of trenches. An Ohio family has to cope with such a tragedy that claimed the life of a loved one only days after Christmas.

Only safety awareness can limit construction workers' accidents

There is no getting away from the fact that construction sites are dangerous places. Only compliance with the safety regulations prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration could limit the number of lives lost in Ohio construction workers' accidents. While employee safety is the responsibility of employers, it is often up to workers to look out for their own safety.

Electrical fires can cause construction workers' accidents

Ohio construction sites typically pose multiple safety hazards, one of which is the risk of potential electrical fires. Areas of primary concern include those in which workers use power tools with high wattage and when portable generators provide the electricity on a job site. Construction workers' accidents involving electrical fires are also prevalent during the testing phase of new electrical installations.

Construction workers' accidents: 1 dead after water cap blows

While construction workers in Ohio and elsewhere are exposed to many known safety hazards, unexpected incidents sometimes have devastating consequences. Even with all safety precautions in place, things can go wrong, and unanticipated construction workers' accidents can happen. Such was the case on a recent Tuesday morning in a neighboring state.

Construction workers' accidents: Life lost at building site

Workers on construction sites in Ohio will always be at risk of suffering life-threatening injuries. However, construction workers' accidents can be limited by compliance with the safety regulations that are prescribed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Unfortunately, not all construction company owners encourage practicing workplace safety because, for them, profits might be more important than the lives of their employees.

Construction workers' accidents: 2 injured in work zone crash

Working in road construction zones in Ohio and other states is often life-threatening. Not only are the employees exposed to the dangerous road construction equipment, but their lives are also threatened by negligent drivers who pass through. Many lives have been lost and severe injuries suffered in construction workers' accidents on the country's highways.

Lightning can claim lives in construction workers' accidents

The lives of construction workers in Ohio are threatened by much more than the risk of falling from heights. Every year some fatal construction workers' accidents involve lightning. Even though lightning can sometimes be anticipated, it can strike anywhere. One person was killed and a second one suffered injuries when lightning struck at a construction site in another state on June 27.

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.