Falls on-the-job are among the most common type of injury on construction sites in Boston. They are also often quite serious and sometimes deadly.
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), keeps detailed records and statistics of work-related fall injuries. According to OSHA, the top four most common workplace accidents on construction sites includes falls, which account for 40 percent of all deadly construction accidents. Other top injury causes were workers’ being stuck by objects, workers electrocuted, and workers being caught in between objects vehicles or equipment. OSHA has dubbed these the “Fatal Four” in terms of all construction accidents resulting in worker deaths in Boston and across the country.
Falls from great heights are more likely than other types of construction accidents to result in death or serious injury. They tend to involve higher medical bills and more time in lost wages. Because the stakes are higher, working with an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer in Boston is imperative. Continue reading