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Construction Accident Blog Posts

  • Posted by Lipkin Higgins on February 2, 2016

      According to the United States Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), the construction industry suffers a high fatality rate. Although there are numerous hazards contributing to this statistic, it can be a safe occupation when steps are taken to minimize risk. Keeping these tips in mind can help move your construction work towards an accident-free environment.
  • Posted by Lipkin Higgins on January 1, 2016

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  • Posted by Lipkin Higgins on December 12, 2014

    Falls are the leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry. In 2013, 294 out of 796 total deaths in construction (36.9%) were caused by fall-related incidents. Among the top 10 most frequently cited standards by Federal OSHA in fiscal year 2014, fall protection ranked #1. Besides being one of the most common accidents that occur out of any industry, construction falls are completely avoidable.
  • Posted by Lipkin Higgins on November 11, 2014

    Construction workers help build our nation's infrastructure. This work includes many hazardous tasks and conditions such as working at high altitudes, excavations, power equipment, and electricity. Construction is one of the most high-risk occupations in the United States; however, when working at a construction site, it's a common assumption that you will be safe and out of harm's way. Construction workers should be able to trust the equipment and environment that they're working with.
  • Posted by Lipkin Higgins on November 11, 2014

    The construction industry is inherently dangerous due to heavy labor, working with large, bulky and/or sharp equipment, and a strained work environment (eg. extreme temperatures, wind, working at heights, etc.). The tools of the trades – drills, saws, heavy machinery, scaffolding, electricity, and much more – pose a threat to workers if used improperly. It is generally the responsibility of the General Contractor to monitor overall project safety and the responsibility of the employer/contractor to properly train and equip employees.
  • Posted by Lipkin Higgins on October 10, 2014

    It's been said that in Illinois, April showers don't only bring May flowers, they also bring road construction season. While those orange cones, Road Work Ahead signs and lowered speed limits are a common sight throughout the state of Illinois, do you really remember the laws and etiquette for driving through a Work Zone? Your safety and the safety of your passengers are at stake, but you're also endangering the lives of construction workers if you aren't paying attention and following the rules.
  • Posted by Lipkin Higgins on October 10, 2014

    If you've been injured in a construction accident, knowing where to turn or what to do first can seem overwhelming. Making the right first moves and properly handling the details and follow up can be important issues when determining fault and bringing about a construction accident lawsuit.
  • Posted by Lipkin Higgins on August 8, 2014

    Construction sites are dangerous for workers, pedestrians and drivers. People are exposed to numerous hazards and unsafe working conditions every year due to construction. A preliminary total of 4,383 fatal work injuries were recorded in the United States in 2012 according to the Census of Fatal Occupation Injuries Summary. Although the number is down from 4,693 fatal construction injuries in 2011, construction workers still face many obstacles when it comes to safety.