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Construction Workers' Accidents Archives

Falling objects: Tower of rebar injures 2 workers

Construction companies in Colorado and elsewhere employ a variety of tactics in the transportation and safe and secure placement of heavy loads. Falling objects pose a significant threat to workers in a variety of occupations, especially those that are of considerable size and weight. A recent workplace accident has left two individuals with injuries after a tower of rebar suddenly fell on top of them.

Construction accident: 1 dead after becoming trapped underwater

Employees of construction companies in Colorado and across the country may be forced to operate in and around potentially hazardous environments every day. Even with the presence of safety measures and equipment, accidents at a construction site can still place the health of everyone involved at risk. A recent construction accident in another state has claimed the life of a 33-year-old man who was trapped underwater while working in a hole.

Man in critical condition following recent construction accident

Construction workers in Colorado and elsewhere may face a variety of hazards while on a job site. While safety procedures and equipment go a long way in increasing workplace safety, in some cases, the dangers may fall outside of a worker's area of operation. A man is reportedly in critical condition following a recent construction accident that took place while he was inside a portable restroom.

1 dies after contacting power lines in construction accident

Many construction workers in Colorado and elsewhere use lifts to assist with duties that would otherwise be difficult to reach. While operating a lift, a worker must use caution, especially when in close proximity to active power lines. A recent construction accident in another state has claimed the life of a man who was electrocuted while on the job.

Distracted operation of hazardous equipment can be fatal

Construction workers nationwide, including in Colorado are typically exposed to many life-threatening situations. This applies particularly when hazardous equipment is involved. Distracted operation of excavation equipment is as dangerous as distracted driving.

Man dies in construction accident involving fall from overpass

Construction workers in Colorado and across the country may face a variety of hazards while on a job site, especially those who operate above the ground. Falls from heights are a major concern among individuals in numerous professions, as even a fall from a shorter distance can end in catastrophe. A worker has died following a recent construction accident in which he reportedly fell about 30 feet while working on a bridge in another state.

Falling objects: 1 dies after being struck by piece of metal

Construction companies in Colorado and elsewhere are constantly transporting and delivering materials to a variety of locations at a job site. With many of these materials being lifted to floors above the ground, those who work below face the risk of being struck by falling objects, especially if a load isn't properly secured. A recent construction accident in another state led to the death of a 56-year-old man who was reportedly struck by a piece of sheet metal that fell from above.

Construction accident: 3 incidents leave 2 dead, 1 injured

Individuals in Colorado and elsewhere who work in the construction business may face numerous hazards while on a job site. There are numerous circumstances in which a construction accident might occur, such as a fall from heights or a collapse in the ground. Two individuals died, and another was injured, following three construction-related incidents that took place over a recent three-day period.

Forklift accidents: Collapse in machine injures 1, kills another

One man has been injured and another killed after falling 35 feet due to a collapse in a forklift cage at a construction site. Forklift accidents of this nature can be extremely dangerous, and falls from heights continue to be one of the most significant concerns for construction workers in Colorado and across the country. Even with the added security of safety harnesses, if a machine breaks down while workers are in the air, their health could be at risk.

3 injured in construction accident after scaffolding breaks

Individuals in Colorado and elsewhere use scaffolding in a variety of professions. While these temporary structures allow a worker to operate at heights that would otherwise be unreachable, they may also be somewhat hazardous, especially if not properly maintained. Three workers were injured in a recent construction accident after the scaffolding they were on suddenly broke, sending them all to the ground.