Workers in the industrial industry are considered to be at the highest
risk for accidents and
personal injury. Because there are many hazards on construction sites, at power plants,
and within oil refineries and other industrial sites, workers face that
risk every day. The construction industry alone is responsible for 20%
of workplace fatalities according to the Occupational Health & Safety
A few of the most common industrial accidents are as follows:
Falling Objects: When something falls from a great height and strikes a worker, it can cause
significant injury or even lead to a fatality if the head is struck.
Toxic Chemical Exposure: Being exposed to toxic chemicals can cause both acute and lasting effects,
including the development of disease.
Serious Burns and
Electrocution: Electrical hazards are a common risk working in the industrial field,
such as from defective power tools, power cords, and faulty switches,
wiring, or outlets.
Dangerous Machinery Injuries: If you work with large pieces of machinery, there is always a risk that
a part can be faulty or an improperly trained machine operator could cause
you to become injured.
Scaffolding and Forklift Accidents: Scaffolding fall accidents can cause a great deal of injury, especially
falling from a great height. Forklift accidents can cause debilitating
injuries, particularly those where you are struck by a forklift you are
Preventing Construction Accidents & Fatalities
Although there are many practices and requirements which employers are
expected to follow, workplace accidents still occur quite frequently.
There are many steps which can be taken to protect workers within the
industrial field from accidents and injuries. This includes a variety
of tips from OSHA, such as the right type of safety gear and protection
to wear, basic safety measures, and putting up warning signs.
Industrial companies have a responsibility to their employers to keep them
safe in the workplace. So long as you are taking proper precautions and
following your training, you should be able to expect that your safety
is being made a priority. If you have been injured in an industrial accident
Karsman, McKenzie & Hart may be able to help you seek compensation through a lawsuit.
Contact us now at (912) 335-4977 to speak with one of our personal injury attorneys.