Construction Accidents

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Working in construction is risky
Every job presents some sort of risk, but occupational risk is especially high in the construction industry. Considering that construction jobs require employees to work with hazardous equipment, at heights and with various other hazards, the injury rate is high. Even with safety measures in place, injuries are common. However, there are prevention protocols that […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| September 30, 2020

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How can you help prevent fall injuries?
California construction workers like you must take precautionary measures. This helps you stay safe on the job. But the dangers may not always come from the places you expect them to. Fall injuries are one of the most widespread in the industry. Recurring incidents often happen. So how do you keep yourself protected from falls? […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| August 15, 2020

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How do you prevent scaffolding injuries?
California construction workers often use scaffolding in projects. Scaffolding has the potential to be very dangerous. It is important to use scaffolding with proper safety precautions in mind. Supervisors and workers alike can also do many things to help improve the safety of these. The United States Department of Labor looks at crucial components of scaffolding […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| February 28, 2020

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Detailing the Fatal Four
Many people in San Diego may choose to forgo the confines of a typical office setting when choosing their career paths and instead opt for a job that allows them to work in a wide range of environments. The construction industry offers this, which is no doubt why its popularity amongst those entering the workforce […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| February 25, 2020

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The construction boom puts more workers at risk
Construction has been booming in recent years in much of the United States from coast to coast. As the economy recovers, people are building homes, businesses, commercial buildings and much more. One report that looked at data from 2018 showed that California was involved in this massive increase in building. In Los Angeles, for instance, construction […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| September 3, 2019

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Ladders falls are worse for older workers
Any construction worker who has to work on a ladder is potentially in danger of suffering serious injuries in a fall. It could be a 65-year-old worker who is one day away from retirement or an 18-year-old worker who is starting his first day on the job. Ladder falls are a significant risk and all […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| July 10, 2019

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Construction continues to lead to deadliest accidents
If you consider the per capita fatality statistics, other industries are often “more dangerous” than construction. Examples include the logging industry and the deep-sea fishing industry. What this really means is just that a higher percentage of workers lose their lives in these relatively small industries. If you want to look at where the deadliest […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| June 27, 2019

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Key facts about amputation injuries
Amputation injuries are a serious risk for construction workers who have to use hand tools and heavy machinery every day. They can be life-changing, perhaps making it so that the person can never work again. Even with quick medical care, an amputation injury is often permanent and there is nothing that doctors can do. To […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| May 15, 2019

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Teenage construction worker run over by forklift
A construction worker in California has died after a tragic accident in which he was apparently run over by a forklift. He was just 19 years old. The incident happened in Rohnert Park, and it occurred on February 27, right around 10 a.m. Emergency crews got to the site quickly, and they included the Rohnert […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| March 6, 2019

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Let’s be honest about ladder falls
If a co-worker expresses concerns about the safety of a ladder or mentions worrying about on-site injuries from a fall, do you really take it seriously? Even safety-minded individuals often overlook these risks. We’re just so accustomed to using ladders every day that it seems very safe. It can be safe, but the reality is […]
On behalf of Mitchell Law Corporation
| December 27, 2018

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