Suffering an injury at work can have a significant impact on a person's life in various ways. Companies in Colorado have put a great deal of time and effort into reducing the risk of workplace injury. Employees should also place a high importance on following safety procedures, which can go a long way in protecting them from harm. Despite recent efforts, studies show that as many as 13 million workplace accidents take place across the country each year.
Construction workers across the country work with and around heavy machinery every day. Companies in Colorado train employees how to operate these machines in a safe and proper manner in order to reduce the possibility of a dangerous construction accident. Unfortunately, accidents continue to occur and are often the cause of serious injury to those involved. A man from another state was injured under similar circumstances after he was trapped under a heavy machine.
Construction workers often face many dangers out in the field. Before construction begins in Colorado, areas are evaluated in order to uncover and resolve any potential hazards. Unfortunately in some cases, not every safety risk is identified in the process. Unidentified risks are often the cause of many job-related accidents, some of which result in serious injury, or worse. A man in another state recently suffered a fatal workplace injury while on the construction site of a new home.
According to a recent study, falls from heights account for around 40 percent of work-related injuries. Many companies in Colorado are constantly updating safety procedures to reduce the risk of a workplace injury, but accidents continue to occur. These safety guidelines may be especially crucial in relation to job sites that require workers to operate at heights.