Fatal construction injuries have risen by 2% since its highest level in 2008. A total of 937 fatal work injuries were reported in 2015, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The highest injuries were reported for carpenters, construction laborers, electricians, and plumbers.
Furthermore, for the past two years, several cases occurred in California where contractors and insurers were involved in compensation problems. If you work on these high-risk jobs, you should learn more about these cases and the significance of a construction accident attorney in supporting your claims.
No Safety Measures Implemented
A California contractor and foreman pleaded not guilty to charges of misdemeanor violations leading to work fatalities in 2015. Contractor Maggiora & Ghilotti was in the process of replacing a nearly-8,000 pound, concrete-covered steel water pipe when it skidded off the forklift and crushed a worker, Jared Overfield. A case was filed against the firm and its foreman, Mark Greving, who could pay fines reaching $2.5 million. The California Occupational Safety and Health Administration learned that the defendants did not take sufficient safety measures to prevent the accident. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2mkTPZM