Many construction accidents occur as the result of inadequate safety measures. Generally, a bulk of these accidents are from poorly installed or secured scaffolds. Because of the relative height of fall a worker would suffer, or in the event one breaks free and falls itself, scaffolds tend to create some of the most severe injuries in the construction industry.
The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) has instituted a variety of measures that govern the use and design of scaffolds. These measures include:
As a victim of a scaffold accident, it is important to ascertain what exactly caused the scaffold to collapse. Keeping good records can help to strengthen a case in the future.
The OSHA guidelines are the minimum standards that are required by employers to prevent workplace accidents. However, there are a variety of other steps employers can take to prevent scaffold accidents. These include:
Whether you are an employee or an employer, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you. As a victim of a scaffold accident, a personal injury lawyer can help you recover damages for your injuries. As an employer, an attorney can advise you on how to avoid unnecessary liability.
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