We’ve already discussed how dangerous construction work is.
The heavy materials, the dangerous tools and the heights are some of the hazards these workers face every day. According to OSHA, fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be a leading cause of death for construction workers, accounting for 337 of the 874 construction fatalities recorded in 2014. What many people ignore is that those deaths were preventable. If certain safety measures were taken into consideration, those workers would be today enjoying life with their families and friends.
There are different forms of falls from elevation. These include different elements such as ladders, scaffoldings, and roofs. In an effort to keep you safe, today we want to share with you several safety measures to avoid falls from roofs during construction. Don’t forget that even if you work on low altitudes, these types of accidents can also be fatal.
For more safety measures, you can download the complete “Fall Prevention Guide” on the OSHA website. Don’t forget that falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry. Do not underestimate heights, be cautious, and stay aware of the hazards you may encounter.
If you or a loved one was injured in construction work zone, call us today for a free consultation. We will analyze your case and explain you your legal rights.