Working in just about any occupation can be hazardous at times, but construction workers tend to face serious dangers on a daily basis. From falling objects overhead to open trenches below, there are endless opportunities for injuries.
However, construction workers tend to suffer certain injuries more frequently than others. Here are the eight most common injuries that construction workers sustain:
#1 - Falls From Heights
It is common for construction workers to fall from any of the following:
- A building
- A machine
Falling into holes or ditches on construction sites is also common.
#2 - Slips and Falls
From scattered tools and building materials to lopsided flooring surfaces or holes, there are endless dangers present on construction sites that can easily lead to a slip, trip, and/or fall.
#3 - Electrocutions
Since construction sites are unfinished in nature, it is common for wiring, power lines, and incomplete electrical systems to be present. Coming into contact with unfinished electrical work can lead to electrocution.
#4 - Falling Objects
When working on projects with several levels, it is common for debris, materials, or other objects to fall from surfaces up above the workers.
#5 - Getting Caught Between Building Components
Construction sites are often loaded with heavy machinery, tools, and building materials. Workers frequently get stuck between immovable objects, machinery, or fallen materials.
#6 - Fires and Explosions
Since construction sites are unfinished in nature, there are often incomplete piping, gas leaks, and unfinished electrical systems present. Because of these hazards, fires and explosions often cause construction site accidents.
#7 - Overexertion
Working a hard labor job is very taxing on the mind and body. Construction workers often work in hot or humid conditions, which can easily lead to overexertion and even suffer from heatstroke.
#8 - Machinery Mishaps
The use of heavy machineries, such as cranes, bulldozers, jackhammers, and nail guns, is required for construction work. Making mistakes while using these tools can cause serious harm.
If you’ve been injured in a construction site accident, we may be able to help you recover the compensation you deserve. Don’t hesitate—contact us with your case right away.