However, accidents still happen in these areas. This
is because of some factors such as not adhering to safety regulations and not
being careful at work. Here are some of the dangers of working in a
1. Falling Objects
Tools and equipment could fall from above, and this
could cause injury to anyone even if they are wearing a hard hat. Though not
always the culprit, this could be caused by falls from a crane, poor equipment,
low-quality materials, or someones negligence.
Power lines in construction sites have high voltage.
Being electrocuted because of faulty power tools and exposed overheads and
wires could oftentimes lead to death.
3. Trenches and
When excavated matters like soil are mounted too
closely or too high, this could result to cave-ins. When this happens, workers
who are buried underneath could die from drowning and asphyxiation.
A construction site may contain harmful chemicals
which when inhaled in excess for longer periods of time could result to
illnesses. Moreover, there is also the risk of explosions and fire.
5. Heavy Equipment
Machineries that malfunction or are not used properly
can cause injuries. Cranes and forklifts could topple anyone, and this may also
Aside from those mentioned above, you could also be
injured because of carrying heavy materials and equipment. Injuries are usually
muscle strains, back pains, and broken bones. You could also suffer from cuts
and burns. These are just mild injuries; others are more serious which include
poisoning, amputations, and even death.
Depending on the injury, one might have to miss work
for a few days, a few weeks, a few months, or even longer. Others are not so
lucky and they may have to stop working indefinitely.
If you have become a victim of a construction
accident, you need to file a personal injury claim. You can do this with higher
chances of success if you avail the services of a personal injury lawyer who
will help you get the full compensation you deserve.