Fall Down Elevator Shaft Injures Construction Workers

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We want to bring you a story from earlier in the year because it highlights some news that was just released from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

It happened in Los Angeles when four construction workers fell about 30 feet down an elevator shaft while on the construction site. The men, ranging from 45 to 60 years old, were taken to the hospital. Three of them had critical injuries.

We were reminded of this story because of new statistics OSHA has released that show that dangers from falling at construction sites are their most frequently cited hazards.

At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, we know that construction workers face significant risks while on the job. We also know that most accidents preventable. Do you know what to do if you are harmed on a construction site and it was due to someone else’s negligence?

You can contact us when you need a Los Angeles construction accident attorney. We will work to secure the compensation you deserve.

What can happen?

We know that some construction accidents are deadlier than others. OSHA has what they call the “Fatal Four” which are the top causes of construction fatalities. They include falls, being struck by objects, electrocutions, and getting caught in between objects.

When we look at the top OSHA violations, we can see where other problems occur. Companies are often cited for failing fall protection requirements, having unsafe scaffolding, and ladders, and inadequately training employees on fall risks.

We also notice that they often fail to provide proper eye, face, and respiratory protection.

Why does it happen?

We know these accidents happen when companies, employees, and third-party contractors do not take appropriate measures to stay safe on the job.

Employers are responsible for ensuring that every worker has the proper equipment to perform their jobs. This means tools that are inspected and safe as well as appropriate safety gear.

This also means that employers must always train employees on safety procedures, especially as industry standards change.

Without proper equipment and training, accidents are much more likely to happen.

What you can do now?

At the Law Offices of Kropach & Kropach, we are experienced in the area of construction accident law. We know that workers compensation is supposed to cover these incidents, but we want you to be aware that you may be eligible for further compensation if you were injured by a third-party contractor.

We want to make sure you are treated fairly and receive the compensation you deserve. When you need a Los Angeles construction accident attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 818-609-7005.

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