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Six Common Construction Site Accidents

Working on a construction site brings great joy to many people. It also brings a higher risk of injury than many other jobs.

On any given day a construction site accident can occur, causing serious injury or even death.

Here are six common types of construction site accidents:

  • Construction site falls. This can include everything from roof-related falls to elevator shaft falls among other incidents.
  • Scaffold falls. Faulty scaffolding construction can lead to a scaffold fall.
  • Electrical accidents. These can include electrocution, electric shock, power line contact, and steam accidents.
  • Welding accidents. Being exposed to welding fumes, sparks, UV light, or high temperatures can lead to injury.
  • Trench collapses. In the event that trenches are required, such as to bury power lines, the proper safety precautions must be put into place.
  • Falling objects. Anytime overhead work is being performed there is a risk of somebody being hit by a falling object

If you have been injured in a construction site accident the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. From there, contact an experienced construction site accident attorney who can protect your rights.

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