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Fatal Construction Accidents

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The Fatal Construction Accidents infographic shows us that one in five people killed while working in the private sector in the United States died in a construction site accident. Over half of those fatalities were caused by falls, struck by an object, electrocutions, and getting caught in or between objects.

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Fatal Construction Accidents

  1. 1. WORK RELATED FATALITIES IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR (2013) 4,101 828 workers were killed on the workers died in job nationally construction accidents THE FATAL FOUR: MAJOR CAUSES OF CONSTRUCTION SITE ACCIDENT FATALITIES (2013) One in five people (20.3%) killed while working in the private sector in the United States died in a construction site accident. Over half those fatalities (59%) were caused by: A N370/. .&| 10°/0%! 9% 3%& Falls Struck by an object Ejectrocutions Getting caught in or between objects OSHA STANDARDS MOST FREQUENTLY VIOLATED The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) has developed standards to make the workplace safer. Following are the 10 OSHA standards most frequently violated in 2014: 1. Fall protection 2 Hazard communication standard 3 Scaffolding 4. Respiratory protection 5. Powered industrial trucks 6 Control of hazardous energy 7 Ladders 8 Electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment 9 1 . Machinery and Machine Guarding 0. Electrical systems design WHAT SHOULD SOMEONE DO IF A LOVED ONE IS KILLED IN A CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT? If a wrongful death occurs at a construction site due to the negligence of someone other than the worker's employer, the surviving family members are entitled to compensation from the party at fault. The decision to sue is not an easy one, especially for someone who is mourning, but contacting an attorney early is important in pursuing a wrongful death claim. An experienced construction accident attorney can help provide the family with financial security and a sense of Q justice for their loved one. Call the Law Office of Michael D. Waks at 888-394-1174 or use the convenient online contact form to schedule a free consultation. You are under no obligation and you will never pay any money unless you recover damages for your injuries. I offer bilingual services as part of my comprehensive approach to legal representation and I am available 24/7 to talk to you about your case. MICHAEL D. WARS / n‘ www-michaelwakscom LAW OFFICE OF MICHAEL D. WAKS Q (562) 326-5002