Several construction accidents involving cranes across the country have rattled the nation and filled national news stories for a few weeks now. Although none of these accidents have occurred in Maryland, these most recent stories are raising concerns for all construction workers in the U.S. as well as here in our state.
The death of two construction workers who were building the JW Marriott Hotel in Orlando, Florida has resulted in citations for their employers and a renewed call for workplace safety.
Maryland contractor R.F. Warder Inc., was fined $275,000 in the June death of a 19-year-old worker in a sewage trench at Clifton Park in Baltimore.
As of October first of this year, Maryland has an expanded “move over” law aimed at curbing service worker injuries alongside the state’s roads.
At our law firm, we represent many Maryland construction workers who have been hurt — often catastrophically — when they fell at work, sometimes from very high elevations. Our lawyers also fight for fair compensation for the surviving loved ones of construction workers who tragically fell in the course of employment, but did not survive.
At our Maryland law firm, we represent many injured construction workers to recover their rightful workers’ compensation benefits to help with medical bills and lost wages. We also fight for the surviving loved ones of construction workers who have met premature deaths in the course of their jobs. Survivors are likely eligible for death benefits under Maryland Workers’ Compensation law.
If you work in the construction industry, there is a good chance that you know someone who has been injured on the job. Even if this is true, you may not take any special precautions in regards to your own safety.
Forklifts are used in a number of industries to improve efficiency and ensure that particular jobs are completed in a timely and accurate manner.
With Memorial Day weekend quickly approaching, the deputy secretary of the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) says that travelers around the state need to expect massive amounts of travelers when they hit the roads. According to AAA Mid-Atlantic, 834,000 residents of Maryland will travel this upcoming holiday weekend. That's an increase of 2.3 percent from last year and the highest number for Memorial Day weekend since 2005.
Last week was National Work Zone Awareness Week, with a theme of "Work Zone Safety Is in Your Hands." On April 5, all roadway safety professionals were encouraged to wear orange in an effort to show their support for safety in work zones. The American Traffic Safety Services Association (ATSSA) wanted those in orange to be sure to post pictures on their social media pages with #Orange4Safety.