If you are a construction worker, you are well aware that your job is often difficult and dangerous. One small misstep may land you in the hospital or worse. Risks are inherent to your occupation.
Construction accidents are tragic both in their frequency and their preventability. Too often, a simple mistake on a construction site causes an accident that will have a lasting impact on the victim. Taking simple precautions to encourage safety and prevent such mishaps is the best way to ensure that workers are kept safe from any hazards beyond those that are already present on a construction site.
Construction is an undeniably dangerous industry, and as someone who makes a living working on a construction site, you face unique on-the-job hazards. These hazards can come from faulty equipment, unsafe working conditions, working with electricity and more. Scaffolding is notoriously dangerous, resulting in many construction worker injuries across California and the nation every year.
If it seems as if there are more construction sites popping up than before, you are right. According to KPCC, there has recently been a construction boom in Los Angeles and surrounding areas that represents the highest spending seen in decades. While it may provide an economic boost, this influx of construction brings an increased risk, too. Construction sites are notoriously dangerous workplaces, and these are the most common injuries encountered: