Pascoe Law FirmFatal Construction Accident Lawyer
Principal office located in Friendswood, Texas.
Available to service League City, Webster, Pearland, Galveston, and the surrounding areas within Texas.
Fatal Construction Accident Lawyer
Construction projects can involve many dangerous heavy equipment tools that increase the likelihood of an accident occurring. Construction sites should be following the guidelines put in place by OSHA to prevent injuries and accidents from occurring. However, every year many construction workers are severely injured while working because of the environmental hazards, heavy machinery, and electrical equipment that use to power many of the tools and operations.
The high risk of fatal injuries occurring make this job one of the deadliest jobs. In 2012, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that 4,383 fatal work injuries were recorded. This figure reflected a slight decrease from the 4,693 fatal work injuries that were recorded in 2011. While many companies strive for an accident free work environment, these numbers show that we still have a long way to go. According to a report from the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, there was a 5% increase in fatal work injuries in the private sector from 2011 to 2012. Construction workers in the private sector are working more hours than in any other year. Furthermore, fatal work injuries for individuals under 16 doubled. While it is impossible to prevent all work accidents from occurring, it is not unreasonable to expectation that employers provide a safe work environment and compliance with OSHA regulations.
Common Types of Fatal Construction Accidents
Construction companies need to better supervise their employees and only work the number of hours allowed under federal regulations. It is important for the construction site foremen to inform all of the construction workers of the risks that will be associated with the project before they start working. Additionally, the company should point out what the OSHA regulations are for the project and the importance of adhering to the safety procedures. Some of the most common causes of fatal construction accidents in Texas include:
- Crane collapses
- Forklift accidents
- Negligent co-workers
- Negligent training
- Falling debris, tools, or other objects
- Use of defective construction equipment
- Failing to warn
- Unmarked power lines
- Trenching accidents
- Heavy equipment accidents
- Scaffolding accidents
- Electrical accidents
- Cherry Picker Accidents
If you lost a loved one due to one of these accidents, please contact with a Texas attorney who handles construction site accidents to discuss the legal options that you have available.