Construction Accidents Remain at the Top of OSHA Violations with 6,929 Citations in 2016
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently unveiled its top 10 most frequently cited violations. The agency reports the leading causes of workplace injuries during its fiscal year (October through the following September).
Falls from ladders and roofs still account for the majority of injuries at work with 6,929 citations issued in the 2015/16 calendar year. Identifying fall hazards and deciding how to best protect workers is the first step in eliminating or reducing fall hazards. This includes—but is not limited to—guardrail systems, safety net systems and personal fall protection systems in conjunction with safe work practices and training.
The consequences of a construction accident can be severe, including debilitating injuries and in the worst cases, death. If the accident that you or your loved one was involved in occurred because of negligence on the part of an employer or a third-party contractor, you may pursue financial restitution from those responsible with the help of a Lake Charles construction accident lawyer at N. Craig Richardson. Call our offices in Lake Charles at (337) 381-5349 today to begin taking action.