Construction sites aren’t exactly known for their safety, which is why helmets, steel-toed boots, and other protective gear are often required. However, despite their best efforts, hundreds of workers are killed each year.
Texas has more construction deaths annually than any other state. Lack of unions and a state-controlled safety commission could be partly to blame for this tragic fact, but finding out if you are in a high-risk group could help save your life.
Who Is At Most Risk for Getting Hurt?
Although anyone who works in the construction industry is at risk for getting hurt on the job, some are more prone to injuries than others. Those at most risk are:
A majority of those who are injured on construction sites are men. However, this is likely due to the industry being predominately male.
Immigrants are often injured, as many employers fail to train them properly because they are often undocumented and illegal. The language barrier can also prevent the workers from knowing the proper safety procedures
Those who work up high.
Workers who spend time on scaffolds, ladders, buildings, and other high areas are most at risk for falling and suffering fatal results. In fact, falls are the leading cause of construction accident deaths.
Among occupations in the construction industry, those in construction labor typically suffer the most deaths. Carpenters and roofers are next.
Have You Been Injured In A Texas Construction Accident?
If you've been injured in a construction accident you need to speak with an experienced construction accident injury attorney as soon as possible. Please contact us online or call our Colleyville office directly at 817.485.8888 to schedule your free consultation.