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Five Ways Negligent Employers Cause Workplace Accidents

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Employers have a legal responsibility to ensure their workplace is safe for their employees to work in. When they fail to do what they are supposed to do, it can lead to otherwise avoidable accidents that can cause serious injuries, or even deaths. Here are five ways that negligent employers can cause workplace accidents:

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Why Safety Inspections Are Essential on Construction Sites

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Safety Inspections are an essential part of keeping workers safe in any dangerous work environment. This could not be truer for construction sites. Construction sites see more workplace injuries and fatalities than any other industry. As such, it is extremely important that construction site owners and contractors perform safety inspections to ensure workplaces are safe. Here are just some of the reasons why safety inspections are essential on construction sites:

 

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Why Are Electrocutions So Common on Construction Sites?

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Electrocution is the fourth most common cause of injury and death in workplaces around the country, and the vast majority of those electrocutions occur in the construction industry. This makes electrocution a serious hazard for any construction worker using electrical tools or equipment or working around live power lines. But why is electrocution so common in construction, and what happens when someone gets electrocuted?

Why Do Electrocutions Happen?

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Why Do Construction Injuries Happen?

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The construction industry undoubtedly has the honor of being the single most dangerous industry in America, with the highest rate of on-the-job injuries and deaths of all industries. This is due to a variety of factors, much of which is the result of negligence on the part of construction site owners and contractors. But why do construction injuries happen in the first place, and what can be done to prevent them?

What Are Construction Injuries?

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What Responsibilities Do Construction Site Owners Have?

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When talking about legal liability in the construction industry, the focus is often placed on construction contractors, the companies that are responsible for undertaking the project itself. However, construction site owners also have several essential duties they must fulfill to avoid liability in the event of an accident. Here are just some of the responsibilities construction site owners have during a project:

 

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How Can Construction Accidents Be Prevented?

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While many construction accidents are unavoidable, a shocking number of them happen due to preventable causes. Often, these accidents are the result of negligence on the part of construction contractors or construction site owners, who fail to do what they are supposed to do to protect workers from harm. Here are just some of the ways that construction accidents might be prevented:

 

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What Are "Caught-In/Between" Accidents?

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Construction sites are, statistically speaking, some of the most dangerous places to work. One unusually common source of injury often seen on construction sites, but rarely elsewhere, is what is known as a “caught-in/between” accidents. What are these types of injuries, and why are they so common on construction sites?

 

Defining Caught-In/Between Accidents

 

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Falling Injuries in NYC Construction Industry Increase in 2021

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Falling injuries have always been one of the greatest dangers that construction workers face on the job. Statistically speaking, falls account for more construction injuries than any other, with only a handful of other causes even coming close. Unfortunately, this year has proven to be worse than last year, as the number of fall injuries has already surpassed those which occurred in 2020.

The Dangers of Falling Injuries

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Five Ways Construction Contractors Endanger Their Employees

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Construction contractors have a legal duty to their employees to ensure they are adequately protected from foreseeable sources of harm. Far too often, contractors will be too lax with adherence to proper safety protocols, putting the lives of construction workers at risk. Here are five ways construction contractors commonly put the lives of their workers in danger:

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Why Falling is the Most Common Source of Workplace Injuries

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There is no type of harm more common in American workplaces than falling injuries. This includes people who fall from an elevated height, as well as people who simply trip or slip and fall while walking around. These injuries are often serious, with more than 240,000 people every year needing to take time off work from falling, and nearly 900 people dying as a result of their injuries. But why is falling such a common cause of workplace injuries?

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