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Construction site dangers cause many types of worker injuries

The hazards of working at a construction site are significant and when proper precautions are not taken New York workers can suffer injuries and death. There are a number of different ways that worksite deficiencies can cause injury-producing construction site accidents and this post will only touch on some of them. The information contained herein is not comprehensive on the topic of construction site accidents and should not be used as legal guidance.

One of the most common ways that workers are hurt in construction injuries is through falls. Not long ago this post offered an article on a construction worker who fell down an elevator shaft while at work; falls can occur from buildings, off of equipment as well as from scaffolding. When workers are not properly tethered to heights they can suffer damaging and dangerous falls.

Accidents with vehicles and machinery are another common cause of construction site injuries. Workers can suffer injuries when work vehicles back into them and when vehicles pin them between their bumpers and other stationary objects. When workers are not properly trained to use the dangerous machines required of their jobs they can create significant hazards for themselves and others at their worksites.

Exposure to chemicals and other substances can cause workers to not just suffer injuries but also to develop work-related illnesses. The types and causes of work-related illnesses are extensive, and as with all matters related to their health readers should seek help from medical professionals for their ailments. This post does not offer any medical advice but is intended to present its readers with a general overview of the many ways construction workers can suffer harm while on the job.

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