A campaign by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to raise awareness about fall hazards and prevention in the construction industry will take place from June 2 to June 6.
The OSHA’s National Fall Prevention Stand-Down aims to have over 25,000 business owners and 500,000 workers in the country “stand down,” and discuss fall hazards and prevention. In addition to this goal, OSHA hopes to inform 1 of 10 construction workers in the country about recognizing and preventing fall hazards to increase safety in the workplace.
Last year, 269 of the 775 deaths reported in the construction industry were fall-related.
The OSHA believes fall accidents are preventable. However, many employers still flounder to keep their workplace free of any fall hazards. If you have ever been injured while working at a construction site in New York, consult with an attorney at Hach & Rose, LLP by calling 866-LAWS-USA to learn more about pursuing civil action.
Last Wednesday at the construction site for Three World Trade Center, a construction worker was critically injured. The 36-year-old worker was installing a steel beam 15 feet in the air when he lost his footing and fell to the ground.
The 15-foot slip and fall accident caused the construction worker to sustain severe injuries to his head, as well as to his hands. The man was transported to Bellevue Hospital and is listed in serious condition.
Earlier in the summer a similar construction accident took place at Four World Trade Center when a worker fell approximately five feet while working at the building. That accident involved the worker puncturing his side with a piece of metal.
If a slip and fall accident at a construction site has left you with injuries, please contact the construction accident lawyers of Hach & Rose, LLP, by calling 866-LAWS-USA today.