Reasons Construction Workers Face Accidents

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A 2012 report from OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) stated that in the region of 4000 people had died. Around 19.6% of deaths belonged to construction industry which is disturbing. Even in today’s time, it is still a worry for workers working in the construction industry who are constantly fear of getting injured or in worse-case scenario death. Let’s look at some of the reasons as to why accidents still happen in the construction industry.

  1. Due to Falling – There’s always the risk when a worker is working from a certain height. With one small mistake, a worker can easily fall down. For example; guardrails being absent at the worksite can lead to worker falling down.
  2. Due to Getting Struck by Objects – Around 78 workers died in the year 2012 by getting hit via objects. With the help of quality training, workers can avoid this problem especially while dealing with different equipment.
  3. Due to Getting Electrocuted – Coming back to the year of 2012, about 66 workers were electrocuted and sadly lost their lives. This happens due to the presence of power lines that isn’t visible to the eyes of the workers.
  4. Due to use of Wrong Heavy Machines – Heavy machines like backhoe loaders, excavators, bulldozers, are constantly in use in the construction industry. These machines require proper form of training and theoretical knowledge in order to use them carefully. One of the mistakes workers do is when one tries to use a machine to which he was never trained. Due to this reason, it would be wise not to use the machine to which the worker isn’t trained for.

Speak to professional earthmoving contractors in Brisbane to learn more reasons.