What are some of the most common construction site hazards?
Construction sites are filled with hazards that employers must be aware of, address, and provide training for their employees to avoid. Construction site accidents happen when these precautions are not taken and hazards are allowed to remain. Common construction site hazards include:
- Uncollected debris, which poses slip and fall hazards
- Lack of guardrails where necessary to prevent falling
- Exposed electrical wires
- Unsecured decking
- Misuse of ladders
These and other hazards are capable of posing serious threats to workers. Employers are required by law to follow a high standard of safety for their employees, and can be held liable in some cases if they are negligent.
If you or a loved one was the victim of a construction site accident, the New York construction injury lawyers of Hach & Rose, LLP, can help you seek compensation for medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering. To speak with a skilled attorney today, contact us at 866-LAWS-USA.