Category: Construction Accidents

Work and Construction Injury Statistics for Florida

The Department Of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) tracks injury and illness statistics across the country, including in Florida. The non-fatal workplace injury rate in Florida was 3.8 per 100 full-time workers in 2010, the last year the data was available, according to the BLS. The rate for injuries requiring days away from work… read more

Preventing Deadly Scaffolding Accidents

An estimated 65 percent of construction workers work on scaffolds frequently, according to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). Scaffolding may involve some common types of construction site injuries – each year, 4,500 workers are injured, and 50 workers die in scaffolding accidents. Not only do scaffolding accidents affect workers and families, but they… read more

Staying Safe at Work during Florida’s Construction Boom

In the last year, there were 40,100 new construction jobs in Florida, according to the Sun-Sentinel citing state data. This is over a 10 percent increase from the year prior. It’s an excellent state to be a construction worker these days, now that Florida leads the nation in new construction jobs. Florida is a Hotspot… read more

Construction Accident Statistics Keep Workers on High Alert

Construction is one of the most important industries in the U.S. However, construction workers put themselves at a high risk of sustaining an injury from a workplace accident. In fact, the construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries in America. For a look into the construction accident statistics that are keeping construction workers… read more

Could silica be slowly killing you? What Hydraulic Fracturing Workers Need to Know

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) are becoming increasingly concerned with reports of injuries and illness related to respirable crystalline silica. This type of fine particle is often a byproduct of hydraulic fracturing operations, also known as “fracking.” What You Need to Know About… read more

Emotional Injuries from Construction Accidents

After a work injury in Florida, an injured victim generally seeks medical treatment. Doctors can usually tell with certainty the type of construction injuries the victim sustained by ordering an X-ray, MRI, CT scan, or other diagnostic test to determine broken bones, ligament injuries, brain injuries, and more. However, emotional injuries are sometimes harder to… read more

OSHA Recommendations Help Prevent Florida Trench Collapses Injuries

One of the most dangerous workplace accidents that can happen is a Florida trench collapse. These accidents almost always result in the death of one or more workers, or at best, serious or life-threatening injuries. Trenches are used for many construction projects in and around the cities of Florida. Trenches can be used for burying… read more

Florida Federal OSHA Crane Regulations

On March 26, 2008, a construction crane in downtown Miami collapsed. Part of the crane plummeted onto a structure 30 stories below, killing two Florida construction workers. Just days before the deadly Florida crane accident, a similar construction tragedy occurred in New York City. Investigations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) both found… read more