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Construction Workers' Accidents Archives

Man struck by ruptured valve in fatal construction accident

Construction companies in Colorado and across the country typically consider the safety of employees to be of the utmost importance. There are numerous laws and regulations in place to reduce the chances of a dangerous construction accident, many of which involve safety gear and procedures. Unfortunately, protecting an employee from other potential risks, such as defective or faulty equipment, could be significantly more challenging.

Construction accident involving partial collapse injures several

Part of a building that was under construction in another state recently collapsed while workers were on site. Around 20 workers reportedly fell from nearby scaffolding, and several of the workers were treated at a local hospital. A construction accident of this nature can be disastrous, and many workers in Colorado and across the country have suffered severe injuries or worse in similar incidents over the years.

1 injured, 1 dead after fall-related construction accident

With the ever-increasing number of buildings in many cities in Colorado and across the country, the amount of space to place others may be limited. Since space can be an issue, companies may choose to go higher instead of longer. Although advancements in structural integrity might make these building safe, the individuals who erect them are often required to operate at great heights in the process. A recent construction accident left one worker with serious injuries, while another lost his life, after a three-story fall.

Construction accident on site of new Facebook building injures 2

Individuals who are operating at the construction site of a new building may face various dangers while on the job. Workers in Colorado are generally required to follow safety procedures and use proper equipment to reduce the risk of a dangerous construction accident. Unfortunately, it can be challenging to account for every possible circumstance. Two men in another state recently suffered injuries while performing construction on a new Facebook building.

Man listed in critical condition following construction accident

Many construction companies across the country frequently use heavy machinery for assistance in performing numerous tasks. Machines such as a boom lift make it easier for workers in Colorado to perform tasks at various heights. However, these machines do involve a certain level of risk, often depending on the maintenance of the machine and the stability of the surrounding area. A recent construction accident involving a lift left a man in another state in critical condition.

Crane accidents often involve serious injury, or worse

Construction companies are often required to use cranes to transport materials around a job site. While there are numerous benefits to using one, there may also be a certain level of risk involved. Many individuals in Colorado have been involved in crane accidents over the years, which often lead to serious injury, or worse. A man in another state has died following a recent accident under similar circumstances.

Man pinned under heavy machine in construction accident

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.

Relief for losses during construction injuries in Colorado

Working in close proximity to large vehicles can be hazardous. Construction companies in Colorado are often required to have indicators in place to inform nearby workers when these vehicles are backing up, but areas of construction are often noisy. With construction injuries involving heavy load-bearing vehicles, the harm to a worker can be extensive. In some cases, they prove to be fatal.

Construction injuries: City worker dies while marking waterlines

Whenever construction companies in Colorado and other states plan projects that include excavation, they must call the local utility companies to indicate and mark underground electricity, gas or water lines. This is to avoid unexpected construction injuries when utility lines are accidentally damaged. For reasons yet to be determined, a construction company in a neighboring state recently had a city worker mark water lines after excavation was already underway, leading to the death of the worker.

Tipped stack of formation material causes construction injuries

Colorado construction workers likely know the dangers they face on a daily basis. One would expect employers to provide personal protective gear to all employees on site, but that is often not the case. A worker in another state recently suffered construction injuries in a fall accident that left him trapped.