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
When children play pretend, some get excited about being a construction worker. All those tools and heavy machinery are wonderful to play with. There are millions of workers in the construction industry in the United States, but the reality of working with those tools and equipment is not as glamorous as it may first appear.
It may surprise you to know that the injury rate for construction workers is comparable to many other jobs. Agricultural, manufacturing, and animal work have much higher incidences of non-fatal injuries. One of the reasons is that the safety rules at construction sites are written in blood. OSHA will lay heavy fines on any construction crew that does not follow procedures and provide the proper safety equipment.
Nevertheless, most construction workers can tell you a story of an accident that happened to them or a coworker on the job. On this page, we’ve collected some of these stories along with statistics about construction injuries in Florida.
If you wish to avoid a construction accident and you work in the industry, know the rules. Get adequate safety gear and learn how to use it correctly. Insist on using safe procedures even if it slows you down a little. Steel-toed boots can save your feet and hard hats can save your life. If a foreman tries to encourage you to act unsafe, contact OSHA or an employment lawyer for advice.
If you are injured, don’t hesitate to call us for a free consultation. You may have a limited amount of time to claim damages from the job.
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 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
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
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