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Why Do Falls Happen So Often on Construction Sites?

By Butler Prather LLP on January 10, 2024

If you’re a construction worker, you can feel proud about the work you do. Every building you see was made by construction workers, and this country could not exist without you.

The Fatal Four on Construction Sites

By Butler Prather LLP on September 13, 2021

Those who work in construction face risks every day. In fact, workplace safety data from the US government shows that approximately one out of every five worker deaths each year in this country revolves around the construction industry. Here, we want to look at what has been termed the “Fatal Four” for construction sites. That is, we will examine the four most hazardous fatal conditions that arise at construction sites in Georgia and throughout the US. What Are The Fatal Four And How Are They Prevented? The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has partnered with employers, safety professionals, and…

What Are the Top Causes of Accidents on Construction Sites?

By Butler Prather LLP on August 4, 2021

The construction industry is critically important for the infrastructure of this country. However, those who work in construction open themselves up to substantial risks when it comes to injuries. Construction work is dangerous. Statistics show that this industry is responsible for more fatalities than any other single industry in the country. Those who do survive construction accidents often sustain severe injuries. Here, we want to look at the top causes of accidents on construction sites in Georgia. Top Causes of Construction Accidents You Need to be Aware Of Data available from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) shows us…

Types of Scaffolding Accidents

By Butler Prather LLP on September 24, 2019

Scaffolding is necessary at many construction sites and repair projects. Scaffolding is typically constructed before the project even begins and remains in place for the entire during of a construction project, with some minor alterations along the way. However, there are times when scaffolding accidents occur and cause serious injuries to construction workers and bystanders nearby. The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration has strict guidelines in place regulating scaffolding construction, but this does not prevent all accidents. How do scaffolding accidents occur? There are various ways in which injuries arise from scaffolding. Scaffolding that is poorly constructed, used old…

What are the Most Common Safety Violations at Construction Sites?

By Butler Prather LLP on December 19, 2017

Working in construction remains one of the most dangerous occupations in America. The men and women who build our nation have the right to expect that every precaution be taken to ensure their safety at work. Accidents on construction sites are frequently preventable. Here are the most common safety violations found at construction sites that contribute to accidents and injuries. #1. Fall Protection Violations The most common cause of accidents at a construction site, and the most common safety violations cited, are failures to provide adequate protection from falls. Employers are required to provide fall precaution systems that are strong…

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