One of the most hazardous trades in the country is construction work. Out of 1,000 construction workers that will succumb to fatal injuries this year, 33 percent will be caused by falls at construction sites. The most common fall accident in construction are falls from roofs. Construction site falls happen when workers fail to use protection equipment or fail to use it properly. Unstable..
Cold weather is an occupational health hazard for construction workers who labor outdoors in freezing temperatures. Currently, there are no specific federal regulations that govern protection of workers from cold weather, although the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) may apply in severe cases. Some common health problems that construction workers may face when working in..
A worker was electrocuted while working on a boat dock at the HGTV Dream Home property in Brevard County, Florida. After being electrocuted, the man fell into the Indian River Lagoon. Paramedics attempted to resuscitate the man before taking him to Cape Canaveral Hospital, where he was pronounced dead. According to authorities, the fatal injury is thought to be accidental. Brevard County Fire..