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.
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.
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.
A 51-year-old construction worker was recently killed in the Twin Peaks Tunnel in San Francisco when a steel beam fell on him on the job. The construction accident death has led to the call for a hearing of the Board of Supervisors by San Francisco Supervisor Norman Yee. The supervisors will meet regarding the accident when the summer recess ends.
Working in construction is rewarding and dangerous at the same time. You never know when something will go wrong and you or a co-worker could suffer an injury. This is especially true when it comes to working on scaffolding. Scaffolding is a necessary piece of equipment for many projects. So, how do you stay safe when using scaffolding in San Diego?
The roads in California seem to always be under construction. They are also a very dangerous place because of all the congestion. Construction workers are at risk of getting injured or killed on the job each day they step foot in one of these work zones. Here are some important safety tips for roadway work zones in San Diego and beyond.
Accidents on construction sites are avoidable, but they also happen with even the best safety measures in place. When a construction site accident occurs in San Diego, it is important for all involved to report it as soon as possible. Reporting an accident is not something you should be afraid to do. It's something that is within your rights as an employee.
Road construction seems to be happening all over southern California. As frustrating as roadwork may be for residents and motorists in the area, it is important to recognize that construction workers are putting their lives on the line to perform these jobs.