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Demolition accidents continue to claim lives

On Behalf of | May 7, 2022 | Construction Injuries, Workplace Accidents |

Accidents at construction sites are all too common in Colorado. This includes injuries and fatalities that take place during planned demolition operations. As a result, more workers are filing for compensation after they receive their injuries. This is a serious issue that costs many millions of dollars to solve.

Planned demolitions can sometimes go very wrong

There have been far too many claims filed by people who are seeking workers’ compensation after demolition accidents. This is due to the fact that these activities have simply not gone as planned. The culprit to be blamed may be any number of causes. Whatever the reason may be, injuries are sustained and lives can be lost.

An accident at a demolition site can be due to poor planning on the part of the construction company. They may have used too much explosive material to bring the building down. As a result, the building comes down but also takes quite a bit more of the surrounding area with it. This can easily lead to injuries.

It may also be that the right amount of material was used but that poor safety training led to an accident. The foreman responsible for securing and clearing the area may not have gotten everyone out of the way in time. This type of miscommunication can easily lead to people being on the scene during the blast.

Safety training is essential to avoid hazards

Safety training is one of the most important ways to avoid construction site hazards. This is all the more crucial when it comes to staying safe during a demolition. There are many hazards, such as being hit or crushed by falling debris, that workers need to take steps to avoid.

If you were injured in a demolition, you can file a claim for compensation. You can base your claim on the lack of safety training. You may also claim unsafe practices or other forms of neglect or oversight. The more evidence you can present for your claim, the stronger your case will be.

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