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November 2015 Archives

Construction workers face many workplace dangers


The construction industry is a potentially dangerous industry for workers and can present a number of risks for injuries. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 9 percent of nonfatal injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2009 were accounted for by construction workers. Fall accidents accounted for 22 percent of injuries and illnesses reported by construction workers. While falls are an unfortunately common type of construction accident, there are a number of different types of construction accidents that may create risks for construction workers.

Construction worker killed in North Carolina fatal accident


Keeping workers safe and protected is an aim of the legal process. In a neighboring community north of Asheville a fatal construction accident recently claimed the life of a construction worker. The construction worker was killed when a concrete wall fell on him. The construction accident occurred when a wall company was delivering walls to a construction site and one of the walls fell while being transported from one truck to another truck.

What are the workplace dangers and protections for mine workers?


Workers in mines face a number of different dangers. In general, mining is one of the most dangerous occupations. Serious mining accidents can occur which can lead to serious injuries and fatalities. Mine accidents can include cave-in accidents, explosions, crush accidents and injuries, chemical leaks, electrocution and fires. There are a number of ways to help keep mines and mine workers safe from known dangers and risks.

Fall accidents are a serious concern for construction workers


Fall accidents are a leading cause of workers' compensation claims in North Carolina. According to the United States Occupational Safety & Health Administration, it is estimated that each year 10 percent of construction workers are injured in fall-related accidents. Construction workers injure themselves in falls from roofs, walls, raised work platforms and in other types of falls in an average year.