The construction industry is seeing a steady increase in accidents and workplace injuries. In 2015 alone, there were 4,836 fatal work injuries recorded in the United States.
There are many causes for these accidents, but falls account for a majority of them. Is it because of unsafe working conditions, or was a manager responsible for not properly training their employees? As you contemplate these questions, here are some facts and helpful advice that may come in handy if you work in the construction industry.
Why Falls Happen?
There are many types of work that require the use of ladders, whether it is inspecting a building or finishing up the roof on a commercial property. When these ladders are not properly secured or are structurally compromised, workers on them can sustain significant injuries. This is particularly true if they are up high, and not wearing safety straps or a harness. Read more from this blog: http://bit.ly/2l9E9sF