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The construction industry can be a dangerous field for workers. Heavy machinery and other hazards pose significant dangers on a daily basis to workers and other personnel on construction sites. Unfortunately, injuries often occur on construction projects sites regardless of the safety guidelines and precautions taken. The types of construction injuries that commonly occur on…

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Construction workers have hazardous jobs by definition. They’re working with dangerous power tools, sharp hand tools, and heavy materials and equipment. They also have to trust that others working around them know what they’re doing, and take proper safety precautions. Construction companies work under contracts, many of which have clauses dealing with penalties for delays.…

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When workers install underground utility lines, they often use a technique known as “horizontal directional drilling,” or HDD.  A number of dangers are associated with HDD, including the risk of electrocution from hitting an underground electrical wire, and the risk of an explosion if a natural gas line is pierced. Tragically, in Kansas City, Missouri,…

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Between 2011 and 2015, 275 construction workers lost their lives in caught-in and caught-between accidents. These types of construction accidents, which are part of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Focus Four Initiative, occur when a worker is caught or crushed in or between equipment, objects, or a collapse of materials. That is a 33…

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The construction industry is a dangerous business and carries a high risk of serious injury and fatality for construction workers. Trenching accidents took the lives of 20 construction workers in 2016 alone. What makes this number even more concerning is the fact that trenching accidents are almost always preventable. Safety training and enforcement of safety…

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