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Electrocution Accidents on California Construction Sites

By Venardi Zurada |

The average California construction site is a dangerous workplace even when all safety practices are observed, and there are four particular types of injuries that put employees at risk. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that these Focus Four Hazards are responsible for almost 60 percent of all deaths in… Read More »

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Construction Accident and Injury Statistics in California

By Venardi Zurada |

When you think of the hazardous activities and multiple crews present at a typical construction site, you can assume that the figures on injuries and accidents will be high. According to the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), there are more than 1,000 worker fatalities in the construction industry every year – comprising… Read More »

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Causes Of Heavy Machinery Construction Accidents In California

By Venardi Zurada |

A California construction site is a dangerous place with many moving parts, and the risks affect those operating heavy machinery in a profound way. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), struck-by construction accidents are a leading cause of fatalities. Of these, 75 percent are related to excavators, bulldozers, cranes, and other… Read More »

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National Safety Stand-Down: OSHA Hosts Event To Prevent Falls In Construction

By Venardi Zurada |

Many people presume that construction is one of the most dangerous industries when it comes to workplace accidents, and the statistics support this theory. Around 20 percent of all on-the-job fatalities are in construction, at a rate of approximately 3 deaths per day. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports that falls are… Read More »

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OSHA Statistics Reveal The Risks Of Construction Accidents In California

By Venardi Zurada |

When you think about the industries that present the highest risk of accidental injuries, construction is probably among the top jobs that come to mind. Data compiled by the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proves that this assumption is correct, as approximately 1 in 5 employee fatalities annually are in construction. Many… Read More »

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Most Commonly Cited Construction OSHA Standards

By Venardi Zurada |

Given the dangers and risk of accidents that are constantly present on a California construction site, it is no surprise that there is a plethora of federal and state regulations regarding how employers must protect their employees. Unfortunately, not all construction companies adhere to these requirements. As part of its enforcement efforts, the Occupational… Read More »

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The “Fatal Four” Accidents in California’s Construction Industry

By Venardi Zurada |

If you are employed in the California construction industry, you are no doubt aware of the dangers you face in the workplace every day. Statistics from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) provide some insight on these hazards, revealing that one in five work-related fatalities that occur in the US every year stem… Read More »

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When is Workers’ Comp NOT the Sole Remedy for a California Construction Accident?

By Venardi Zurada |

If you work in the construction industry in California, you know the work environment can be a dangerous one. Data from the Department of Industrial Relations (DIR) is proof, as there were 27,400 recorded cases of workplace injuries at construction sites in 2018. In sum, 13,300 of these cases involved days away from work… Read More »

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