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Construction Workers' Accidents Archives

Fatal construction accidents: are immigrants more at risk?

Issues relating to the eligibility for workers' compensation of construction employees who are injured in on-the-job accidents are one of the themes of this blog. In our September 20 post, for example, we discussed the lag in compliance with fall protection standards among many construction employers.

Fall protection in residential construction: compliance lags

Last week we looked at a specific construction accident that resulted in a worker fatality in Maryland. This week, let's look more closely at the issue of efforts to improve fall protections across the country.

The long, hot summer: heat-related injuries and deaths at work

At the beginning of summer, we wrote about the risk of heat-related injuries and illnesses to workers. As we discussed in our June 14 post, accidents and injuries on the job caused by excessive heat harm far too many workers every year.

Growth in Maryland's construction industry could fuel accidents

The construction industry is known for the accident risk workers face on the job every day. Working from a considerable height or near heavy machinery obviously can be dangerous, and these are commonplace occurrences at many construction sites. When workers are injured in the normal course of work duties, they're typically covered by workers' compensation insurance.

Worker killed in construction accident at new stadium

Whenever there is a large construction project, it is common that there will be workers from several different companies present at the jobsite. These employees all have their own specific tasks that they need to perform. To ensure that the project is completed safely, it is important that all of these individuals communicate with one another. 

Building demolition turns disastrous; company ignored warnings

We've written frequently about construction accidents in this blog - with good reason. After all, they are among the most commonly occurring work injuries. And they are also among the most serious and potentially fatal of work accidents.

Highway construction and work zone safety: drivers urged to slow down

It's been an uncertain spring in many parts of the U.S. But with calendar turning to May next week, authorities in Maryland and across the nation are making plans for the summer road construction season. It is important that those plans include proper attention to worker safety.

Construction falls: OSHA cracks down on repeat violator

Roofers have dangerous jobs. By the very nature of their work, are particularly exposed to fall risks, as well as other types of construction accidents. Because they work in elevated settings, it is very important that they have all proper safety protections.

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