Warmer weather is on the horizon, and construction work is expected to increase in Illinois due to more favorable conditions. With the increase of work, construction workers' accidents are also likely to increase. Sadly, one man in another state recently suffered a fatal fall while working with a roofing crew.
Despite the potential danger, some people are willing to take risks to complete a needed job. Understandably, some occupations in Illinois and across the country contain more risk for accidents than others. Construction workers' accidents are sometimes fatal due to the nature and environment of job sites, and sadly, one man in another state was a recent victim.
The Department of Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been fining companies for safety violations in order to send a message to employers and companies to ensure a safe work environment. As well as citations, OSHA has a Focus Four initiative that it has been instituted to train workers and employers about the importance of multiple safety procedures in order to help prevent fatal construction workers' accidents. As an example, an Illinois roofing company has recently been fined $280,000 due to a failure to institute some safety measures to prevent falls on multiple different jobs.
It is a popular time of the year for construction work to begin again on Illinois roadways as the weather improves and warms up. Some of the work is typically done to repair the roadway after the winter neglect. Sadly, any time road work is completed on an active highway, construction workers' accidents are possible and can be hazardous to the workers. Recently, a worker was seriously injured in the construction zone by a motor vehicle.
Some work injuries are easy to recover from, but others may result in permanent disability. Construction workers' accidents can often cause serious and life-long damage because of the dangerous equipment and environment of many construction sites. Injured workers in Illinois may be interested in one man's unfortunate ordeal and permanent injury that he suffered on the job.
Crush is not a word you like to hear describing injuries. Our industrial and agricultural economies, however, often cause the body to absorb terrible pressures, resulting in damage that, without expensive intervention and therapy, destroys the human tissue.
It is not uncommon for Illinois construction sites or projects to contain unstable work environments when work is being completed. Although the instability is often part of the process to achieve the end result, it can often result in serious construction workers' accidents. Sadly, one recent construction accident ended in a tragedy that may be related to his work environment.
Illinois construction workers often find themselves on work sites and environments that are unstable, loud and dangerous. Despite safety regulations, training and required safety gear, construction workers' accidents continue to occur, often resulting in serious injuries and deaths. One family in another state is questioning if there were enough safety procedures and precautions on a work site in the aftermath of their son's death.
Despite safety measures, construction sites in Illinois and across the country are dangerous work environments. The amount of crew required, the large equipment and sometimes unstable locations as areas are developed can result in accidents. Unfortunately, because of the nature of the work site, construction workers' accidents can result in serious and fatal accidents. One worker in another state lost his life while working with a crew to install a light pole.
Safety procedures, policies and equipment are a worker's best friend when on a job site. To remain in compliance with regulatory agencies, most employers must perform regular safety training sessions with employees. Despite increased safety awareness, serious construction workers' accidents still occur in Illinois. Ironically, one serious accident occurred minutes following a safety meeting on a job site.