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Four of the most common construction site accidents

| Apr 16, 2021 | Workers' Compensation |

Throughout Kansas, many construction projects are waiting to get finished. For this to happen, construction companies must have skilled professionals working to complete these projects. Unfortunately, working in the construction industry means dealing with the risk of injuries and death. With that in mind, here’s more information about common construction site accidents.

Falling objects

On most construction sites, you’ll see every worker wearing a hard hat. The material and design of this hat can help prevent injuries from falling objects. With that said, a hard hat won’t always provide the protection you need. There’s also the strong possibility of falling objects hitting a non-protected part of your body.

Injuries from using tools

Many injuries in the construction industry happen due to the improper use of tools. As you know, construction workers use a wide range of tools while working on a project. Unfortunately, it only takes one distraction for a saw, drill, or another tool to injure or maim a construction worker.

Falls

Working as a contractor often means doing your job at great heights. Considering that, it shouldn’t be surprising that falls are one of the most common injuries in the construction industry. Unless a worker falls from a low height or lands on a soft surface, most construction site falls result in death.

Electrocutions

Another reason construction workers make workers’ compensation claims is due to getting electrocuted on the job. You can lower your electrocution risk by never working around live wires. Also, make sure to inspect all power tools you’re working with before using them.

To summarize, many types of accidents can happen on construction sites. If you’re having trouble getting your workers’ compensation claim approved, consider contacting an attorney to get the help you need.