Construction Accident Safety Saves Lives! Report Unsafe Work Conditions Today
Construction work can be dangerous with accidents often resulting in a serious injury or even death. According to OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) statistics, construction accidents result in thousands of workers losing their life each year and a quarter of a million workers sustaining injuries that result in missed time from work.
Construction Accident Safety Saves Lives:
OSHA statistics further show that 90% of work related, construction accident fatalities occur as the result of a construction worker…
1. Being caught between objects
2. Being struck by objects
3. Being Electrocuted
4. Being injured in a fall
Fortunately, construction site accidents are preventable and can be avoided. In fact, OSHA law requires employers to provide a safe and healthy workplace free from hazards. Unfortunately, government regulators and inspectors cannot be present at construction sites at all times so workers must keep their eyes open and immediately report anything that is out of the ordinary.
If you notice a unsafe situation at work you should bring it to the attention of your employer, supervisor, foreman, union delegate or OSHA directly. To report unsafe work conditions or safety and health violation in the Bronx or other boroughs in New York City, contact OSHA toll-free at 1-800-321-OSHA (6742), TTY 1-877-889-5672. You can file a report online or by fax, mail, and telephone. When contacting OSHA directly about a unsafe work condition or health violation at your work place, if you are concerned about leaving your name you can request anonymity and OSHA will respect your request.
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The importance of construction site safety can not be overstated. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) was passed to prevent workers from being killed or seriously harmed at work. The law requires employers to provide their employees with working conditions that are free of known dangers. The Act created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which sets and enforces protective workplace safety and health standards. OSHA also provides information, training and assistance to workers and employers. Workers may file a complaint to have OSHA inspect their workplace if they believe that their employer is not following OSHA standards or that there are serious hazards.
To learn more about your rights to a safe workplace, click here to visit the United States Department of Labor website.
If you are injured in a construction accident, and are in need of a Construction Accident Attorney Bronx NY, at the Law Offices of Stuart M. Kerner, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York, we have great experience in helping injured workers and their causes including construction accident injuries. If you would like a legal opinion on the potential value of your personal injury matter or have a question about your rights and potential compensation for your injuries and resulting medical bills before starting a lawsuit, you can contact my office to schedule a FREE consultation online so one of our Bronx County attorneys can evaluate your case. We know the construction law…help is just a phone call away!