As a California construction worker, your job requires you to lift, hold and carry heavy construction equipment and materials on a daily, often hourly, basis. Therefore, your back suffers constant strain, and this strain takes its toll over time. It may surprise you to learn that musculoskeletal disorders among construction workers account for a full 25 percent of all work-related injuries, and nearly 40 percent of these conditions are the result of back injuries.
Spring is just around the corner, and the construction industry is preparing for another busy season in California. As a skilled construction worker, you know that the industry you work in is a dangerous one, but you are proud of the work you do and the safety precautions you observe. Understanding the most common accident types in construction may help you avoid becoming another statistic.