Construction workers face the highest rate of work-related fatalities in our nation. According to OSHA 21% of worker fatalities in 2016 occurred in construction, with falls making up 64% of construction worker deaths.
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.
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
Colorado employees should be able to have an expectation of safety in the workplace, ending each work day by being able to go home uninjured. Yet accidents do occur on the job, and are sometimes the result of employers not taking proper measures to ensure employee safety. When workplace accidents do occur in the Colorado, this should be an indication that more safety measures need to be put into place to provide further protection for workers on the job.
Many job duties put the health and well-being of Denver employees on the line every day. One mistake could lead to serious injury or even death. It is very possible that employees could be injured like two restoration workers had been in a recent on-the-job fall
It is undeniable that working construction comes with a certain degree of risk. Anyone who is at a construction site in Grand Junction knows how important it is to wear safety helmets or to watch where they are walking, but sometimes accidents happen. Whether it is the construction worker's fault or that of the employer, injured employees can often apply for and receive workers' compensation for their medical bills and the time they are recovering from an injury.
As Denver residents know, construction work comes with certain risks. While the heavy machinery may pose certain dangers, employers are responsible for ensuring that their employees are safe and trained on how to properly use the equipment. Just like the machinery, some construction sites are inherently risky, especially ones that are high up. But, as with any workplace safety issue, Denver employers must take care to protect construction workers from deadly or serious falls.
In many instances, injuries can seem minor when the accident occurs but can later develop into serious injuries. For example, a worker who suffers a neck injury may experience slight pain initially. But that slight pain can develop into severe pain that can make it difficult for workers to perform their job functions.