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Construction Workers' Accidents Archives

What are common hazards when working with power tools?

As a construction worker in Minnesota, you must be prepared to handle different types of electrical hazards. Some of the most dangerous hazards come from electric power tools, which can cause a lot of problems if they aren't properly maintained or if they're defective.

What will a workplace accident cost you?

As a worker in Minnesota who has been injured on your job, you could find yourself facing a lot of financial losses and difficulties ahead. Fortunately, Lindberg Law, P.C. is here to help you learn about the possible ways that you can recover from these losses.

Preventing electrical accidents on the job

Countless Minnesota employees wake up to a work day that revolves around electricity. A crucial part of today's world, the use of electricity has become second-nature for most Americans. Despite this familiarity, electrical accidents are common, and can result in severe injuries and even death. What is the root cause of most electrical accidents, and what can employees who work with this powerful form of energy do to prevent mishaps?

Construction workers and traumatic brain injury

Construction workers in Minnesota and across the nation are at substantial risk for receiving a work-related traumatic brain injury because they so often must work on roofs, scaffolding, tall ladders, etc. where they are subject to falls. The Mayo Clinic defines a traumatic brain injury as one where an external mechanical force comes into contact with the head, causing brain dysfunction. A TBI usually results from a blow to the head, whether or not the object penetrates the skull.

Woman dies in work transportation accident

Family members who have loved ones employed in the construction industry in Minnesota should be able to trust that employers maintain strict safety standards on job worksites so that their relatives can be kept safe from injury when performing their jobs. This can include not only implementing safety protocols but educating all workers on those protocols and enforcing their adherence.

Pipe falls on man, kills him at job site

Minnesota residents who work in the construction industry know that theirs is a dangerous line of work. This reality is why there is so much emphasis given to safety and training around safety procedures on construction job sites. Sadly, however, accidents on construction sites can and still do happen. Even worse, construction workers continue to be seriously injured or even die in these tragic incidents.

Construction site hazards

Construction sites are deservedly known for being among the more hazardous places to work. According to OSHA, around one-fifth of worker deaths in the private sector are results of construction site accidents. While some types of accidents are unpredictable and cannot be reasonable safeguarded against, it is possible to watch out for the most common and dangerous kinds of injuries.

Contractor and subcontractor fined in fatal stadium accident

Minnesota residents employed in the construction industry know that they work in dangerous settings. From transportation accidents to equipment failures and more, there are several things that put construction workers in harm's way on a daily basis. Employers are required by law to follow specific safety rules in order to keep employees safe and protected while doing their jobs. When those rules are not followed, investigations may lead to consequences for employers.

Scissor lift safety in the construction industry

Many people in Minnesota must use scissor lifts in the course of performing their job duties. These tools can be extremely useful yet must be used properly in order to prevent accidents from happning. The Occupational Safety Health Administration provides an overview of some of the ways in which employers can help workers using scissor lifts stay safe.

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