Jobs in the construction industry are some of the most dangerous occupations in the country. In 2015, 21.4 percent of private industry worker fatalities were in the construction industry, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Throughout our years of experience representing injured workers throughout Nevada, our Las Vegas construction accident attorneys have seen a variety of construction accidents that have caused serious injury and death, including those listed below.
We will help you identify the party liable for your construction site accident and fight for the compensation you deserve for your injury.
Construction Fatal Four
OSHA has identified four types of construction accidents that are most deadly to workers. These “fatal four” made up 64.2 percent of workplace deaths in the construction industry in 2015. These four types of accidents alone kill 602 construction workers each year in the U.S.
In 2015, falls killed 364 construction workers, amounting to 38.8 percent of all construction industry deaths.
Construction site falls are often caused by unsecured scaffolding or ladders. Using scaffolding or lifts that do not have protected sides and the improper use of portable ladders put workers at risk.
A construction site fall has the potential to be deadly. It can also cause serious injuries such as:
- Head injuries
- Back injuries
- Broken bones and fractures