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Top 4 Fatal Construction Accidents

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Construction accidents are among the most dangerous in the country due to the nature of the jobs in this industry. In fact, according to OSHA, 5,333 workers died on the job in 2019— on average, more than 100 a week or about 15 deaths every day. These harrowing statistics are eye-opening, making it imperative that every business and worker in this sector understands the risks they face daily. In this article, we’re going to highlight the top four fatal construction accidents. If you or someone you know has been injured in a NYC construction site accident, contact an experienced NYC Construction Accident Lawyer immediately.

#1: Slips and Falls

This might seem harmless enough, but 40% of all construction deaths result from slips and falls. There are several reasons why this category is uncharacteristically high, including working at great heights, poorly constructed scaffolding, uneven walking surfaces, poorly lit worksites, and more. 

#2: Being Struck by Objects

Construction sites can often be organized chaos, with cluttered work spaces and loose objects strewn about. Cranes, scaffolding, debris, tools, and falling objects are common sources of injury for construction workers. Construction workers must keep their protective gear and hard hats on at all times.

#3: Electrocution

This is far less common than the other two listed, but electrocutions are much more deadly. Since construction sites are riddled with loose wires, incomplete electrical systems, and power lines, there is much more opportunity for them to become injured or even die due to electrocution. 

#4: Getting Caught in Between Equipment & Structures 

These injuries are the final part of the fatal four. With so much going on at construction sites, there’s a greater risk for workers to get stuck in between equipment or materials and for suffering injuries from collapsing structures. These threats are the reason why workers in this sector must be aware of their surroundings and standard safety protocols at all times.

HOW CAN A CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENT LAWYER HELP? After a traumatic construction injury, the last thing you want to do is deal with the inevitable legal hurdles that ensue. Our experienced team will fight for you to earn the compensation you deserve. We will review your situation and determine whether you have a case and if you are eligible for financial remuneration to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and more. Contact the Law Firm of Nicholas Tzaneteas for a free consultation today at (718) 704-5519. Or, fill out our online form here for a no-obligation phone meeting.

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