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COMMON CONSTRUCTION SITE DANGERS

Aug 26, 2020

Aug 26, 2020

hard hat on floorMost employees get to go to work in a setting where they feel safe. Unfortunately,
there are some industries where workers are at risk of severe hazard.
One of the main industries where dangers exist is for construction workers.

Construction sites are full of potential hazards. Unfortunately, if you
are a worker on a construction site or even a pedestrian in the general
area, there are many problems for which you want to watch. Here are some
of the most common problems you may encounter on a construction site.

Many construction sites have high scaffolding to help workers operate in
higher areas. Not only must these scaffoldings be completely safe, but
workers should also have the proper equipment to stay safe. If you are
not provided proper equipment, you can suffer a significant fall, which
can lead to a brain injury, spinal cord damage, and more.

Because construction workers often use high scaffolds and platforms to
complete some work, there are some situations in which tools and other
objects may fall off. Whenever it happens, though, the people on the ground
below are at a significant risk of injury.

With many vehicles and heavy machines on construction sites, caught in-between
accidents are far more common than you may think. The pressure that this
can put on someone’s body can cause significant internal damage,
including problems with organs, broken bones, and more.

Heavy machinery must be properly manufactured well before it makes it to
a construction site. In some situations, a defect can also be considered
a failure to warn, which means the manufacturer knew of a potential danger
but did not provide adequate warning to inform the users of the danger.

If you suffer an injury on a construction site, it’s important to
know what your rights are. At Fieger Law, our Michigan
construction accident attorneys are here for you. Trust that we’re prepared to provide
you with the strong advocacy you need moving forward.