Like any other dangerous environment, industrial plants, transportation industry, and construction sites are common for workplace injuries. To make matters worse, many will suggest or assume that a worker has fewer rights if they got hurt on the job because injuries are “just a part of the job.”
Plant, production, transportation and construction workers are exposed to extreme elements, heights, heavy and often automated equipment, wrecks on the road, and other hazards not experienced in everyday life. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, roughly one thousand construction workers died in construction-site accidents in 2018. Many of these deaths were the result of falls at the site or contact with heavy equipment. Approximately the same number of transportation and trucking fatalities were reported the same year. See http://tinyurl.com/vekv6uzfor the breakdown from the Bureau.
The most common construction accidents are:
· welding accidents
· crane accidents
· scaffolding accidents
· chemical accidents
· equipment moving accidents
Plant workers often are injured by the production equipment they are required to work on everyday due to malfunction, lack of maintenance, misuse by another employee, or lack of training on how to do the job safely. Most of these can be prevented with proper measures. With the busy atmosphere of a construction or production job, safety often becomes less important than getting the job completed on time, on budget, or getting the products out of the plant or to their destination.
These are dangerous jobs by their nature, but injuries are not a part of the job. When there is an injury or a death that results from an accident at a plant, delivery location, or job site, the site owner or the contractor can often-times be held liable for that death or injury. If you or a family member have been a victim of a construction site, production facility or transportation accident, we can help you get the monetary compensation that you and your family deserve.
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