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.
The construction industry is riddled with hazards. The risks construction workers face can lead to serious and even fatal injuries, begging the question why the industry isn't doing more to combat these hazards in the first place.
Three workers suffered injuries after an incident on a construction project in Minnesota. The three were rushed to the hospital, but none of the workers suffered any serious injuries. Timberwood Church is a large church in Nisswa that needed space for its parishioners. The church hired Nor-Son, Inc. to build a 21,000 foot addition that will give the church more office space and space for its congregants. Construction on the project began in July and ran smoothly until the incident, which occurred several months later.
As many Minnesota readers know, construction sites are some of the most dangerous workplaces. Construction workers are at high risk for accidents and work-related injuries. Agencies such as the Occupational Health and Safety Administration along with federal and local statutes seek to promote safe practices to prevent construction site accidents.
Businesses that engage in construction activity are frequently under real or perceived pressure to stay on time and on budget, and sometimes that pressure can lead to a job site environment that can imperil workers on the construction site as well as others.