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Decreasing fall risks through prevention and protection systems

Posted on December 3, 2014 2:38 pm under Construction Accident

Of the 796 construction deaths recorded in 2013, 294 were associated with fall injuries. Due to their prevalence, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has provided stringent measures to ensure that employees are safe while working at construction sites. Some of these measures are:

  • Floor holes and crevices must be secured with a cover that could support two times the weight of workers
  • Edges and wall openings that expose workers to a vertical fall of 6 feet or more should be secured with fall prevention systems, such as guardrails, and fall protection systems, such as personal fall arrest systems and safety nets

If an employer fails to put in place fall safety systems, or if a manufacturer falls short in ensuring the safety of its fall protection equipment, they could be held accountable for all the damages they might cause. Seek the help of a Milwaukee construction accident lawyer at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® and get to know the wide range of legal options available to you. Call us at (414) 271-0900 today.