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Construction site accidents

Since the introduction of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the rate of accidents occurring at workplace has reduced to a noticeable rate. But in construction industries, only slight difference has been noticed until now. Basically, construction industry is believed to be one of the largest industries in every nation and has highest rate of registration of construction and building site accidents. the company OSHA got little success in decreasing the rate of injuries and fatal deaths among workers at construction sites, despite of the fact that the resources of this company channels more into enforcing safety and health measures at constructions and building sites

It can not be denied that workers at construction sites are more exposed to meet variety of risks, hazards, work-related unexpected injuries and quite often, deaths than in any other industry. Usually, victims of construction site accidents face various types of mis-happenings due to; 

  • Scaffolding Accidents
  • Roof Related Falls
  • Electric Shock
  • Welding Accidents
  • Crane Accidents
  • Explosions and Fires
  • Struck by weighty falling objects
  • Trench Collapses
  • Run-Over by functioning Equipment
  • Stealing Equipment Failure

According to deadly statistics, it has been shown that the death occurred at construction site is six times more than workers killed at any other worksite. It is true that workers facing construction and building site accidents, need to fulfill physical demands in their job, they are forced to put their bodies in immense strain, and their exposure to personal injury and prospective health risks increase potentially  at much higher rate on every day basis. It has been observed that younger people in construction industry are more likely to caught by construction site accidents as they are less experience and have lesser knowledge about the work right they have. For them possibility increases to a lot more because, they are often offered more dodgy jobs to perform because their senior co-worker are often ask to perform role of higher-level managers.

The chances of personal injuries increase at construction sites because people are mostly unaware of their basic safety steps. The biggest reason for occurrence of construction site accidents is due to wear and tear of equipments used at construction sites and hence workers should be unconstrained to ask for regular breaks while using weighty machineries and equipments.
Moreover, the probability of construction site accidents could possibly by prevented if managerial people would have taken essential safety and health measures to look after their employees and prevent them from unexpected accidents.

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