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Worker killed in tragic Pasadena accident

When construction teams are working on roads or the highway, it's important for drivers to be aware and make sure they don't cause an accident. Speeding, not merging in time and other negligent acts can lead to serious, life-threatening accidents like this one that cost a man his life.

What are some of the most common workplace accidents?

The construction industry is one of the most dangerous for its workers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that there were 3.3 million nonfatal injuries and illnesses alone in 2009 with a whopping 9 percent in the construction industry. There are a number of different accidents that can happen, including the following:

Safe head gear is the employer's responsibility, not the worker's

A question for those employed in the construction industry: Did your employer provide you with a hard hat, or did you purchase it yourself? As of May 15, 2008, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration requires that employers provide personal protective equipment at no cost to the worker. While this rule is a good thing when it comes to who is responsible for providing protective gear, it brings a couple of safety issues to the forefront.

Steps to take if you are injured in a construction accident

As a construction worker, you understand the risks associated with your job. You also understand that there are steps you can take to prevent injury. If you are injured in a construction accident, it's important that you take the right steps at the right time.

Hurt at work? You can file for compensation

If you're hurt at work, it's important that you have the chance to seek out workers' compensation. Any time you suffer an injury or lose a loved one on the job, workers' compensation insurance should be used to help cover things like funeral costs, medical bills and other financial losses. In cases where an employer doesn't have workers' compensation, individuals may have to seek a claim through the employer's private insurance carrier or file a lawsuit for compensation.

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