As we mentioned in an earlier post, an increase in the number of construction jobs in Colorado could mean an increase in construction site-related injuries. Before the weather cools, road construction continues across the state. But road construction can be dangerous for both drivers and workers.
In an uncertain economy, the news of more jobs being created can be great news. For Coloradans, as more people are building homes, more construction jobs become available. In fact, in the past year, nearly 9,000 construction-related jobs were created throughout the state.
As buildings are built in Aurora, many construction companies take great care to reduce the number of falls from the roof of the building. While falling from the roof is certainly a risk, it is also important to remember that there is also a risk of falling within a partially constructed structure. Colorado employers also must take measures to ensure that their construction workers are not falling inside the structure, just as they would for falls from the roof.
It was an injury that one neurosurgeon described as being a 9.9 on a scale of one to 10. The seriousness of the traumatic brain injury one construction worker sustained was readily apparent, but what has been surprising is that he has made a near complete recovery. While this young crane operator was fortunate, he still has some way before he will be able to return to work.
Recently, a construction worker was injured while on the job. As of right now, it is not clear whether he was on a roof or a ladder just prior to falling approximately 20 feet. Luckily, other crew members on the scene report that the man was conscious and able to talk directly after the fall. The man was transported to a hospital to receive treatment for his injuries
When a construction worker is injured at a Denver job site, he or she should be able to report his or her injuries and apply for workers' compensation. Just like any other profession, construction workers fall under the general rules and regulations protecting Colorado employees from injuries, and compensate them if they do become injured. Determining whether someone may qualify for workers' compensation and navigating the system, however, often takes the assistance of an experienced workers' compensation attorney.
Two construction workers were killed during a tragic accident along Colorado State Highway 470 late last month. The accident happened when an elderly driver drove off the side of the road, striking the two men who had been working on a road expansion project. In the aftermath of the accident, it is unlikely that the families of the men who died in the work-related accident are thinking about money, but they may want to consult a workers' compensation attorney to apply for death and dependency benefits.
on a university building and was on a scaffolding bridge when he fell approximately 70 feet. While he has had the past couple years to recover, he is still plagued by frequent headaches and dizziness. The traumatic brain injury that he sustained has likely interfered with his ability to work and it is unclear as to whether he has been able to hold down a job since that terrifying fall.
Individuals in Denver expect that cars will not drive into their places of employment, causing serious injuries, in part because it seems highly unlikely for a car to drive through a building. Some Denver employees, however, do not work inside of buildings, but outside or on the road. Construction workers are often exposed and cannot even keep an eye on traffic because they need to pay attention to the machines and construction equipment that could also cause serious injuries. They expect that their employers will put up sufficient barriers and traffic signals to keep them safe, but that doesn't always prevent construction-site injuries.
We often use this blog to highlight the very real dangers that many Colorado residents face when they are on the job.