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Ohio construction worker killed in hit-and-run accident

Most who work in the construction industry understand that it can be a dangerous line of employment. However, few of these workers expect to suffer injury or death from a private motorist. Unfortunately, these kinds of construction accidents injure and kill many Ohio workers employed in this industry each year.

Why do fires plague active Ohio construction sites?

To many, it seems unusual that a fire could begin in an active and busy construction site. With so many workers present, it is reasonable to believe fires are preventable. However, fires continue to plague many active work sites in the Cleveland area and often result in injurious construction accidents. Understanding how and why these blazes occur is the first step in implementing an effective fire prevention plan.

Essential gear to help you avoid construction accidents

The field of construction provides many Ohio residents with job opportunities. It also helps Cleveland and other cities continue to grow. Unfortunately, the industry also poses a significant risk of serious construction accidents such as falling from heights or suffering electrocution.

Learn about the heat stroke risks for construction workers

People who work in and around Cleveland know that the summer months bring a lot of heat and humidity to the area. Those who work outdoors, including construction workers, are highly susceptible to heat illnesses ranging from sunburn to heat stroke.

What kind of chemical hazards threaten Ohio construction workers?

When you think about construction accidents, you probably picture falling or involvement in an equipment accident. While these hazards often lead to severe injuries or death, they represent only a few of the dangers Cleveland construction workers face every day. An often-overlooked threat to the health and well-being of construction workers involves exposure to toxic chemicals. Below you will find a list of toxic hazards present in the construction industry.

Tips to keep construction sites safe in the winter

When winter comes, people are excited about beautiful snow-covered landscapes, the holiday season beginning and the opportunity to enjoy all their favorite winter treats. Once the holidays past, the excitement fades and the cold sets in.

Be aware of work zone and no-zone dangers while driving

As a motorist, you are used to reacting to colors: red for stop, yellow for caution and green for go. Orange is another color that warrants special attention because it is a work zone alert. If you are accustomed to driving around your local area, you probably know where many construction zones are located, but that will probably not be the case when you are traveling. You will need to adjust your driving not only because of the work zone ahead, but also in anticipation of the "no-zone" areas that surround any large trucks with which you may be sharing the road.