Construction site accidents can occur quite frequently and as a result it can lead to devastating impacts and severe complications. What are the most common causes of construction site accidents? According to, Worker Safety Series Construction. (2020). Retrieved 17 November 2020, from

“Nearly 6.5 million people work at approximately 252,000 construction sites across the nation on any given day. The fatal injury rate for the construction industry is higher than the national average in this category for all industries.” The OSH Act’s general duty clause requires every employer to provide their employees with a safe environment free from recognized hazards.

Potential hazards and common causes of construction accidents:

  • Slips and falls
  • Crane accidents
  • Electric shock
  • Trench collapse
  • Improper use of equipment
  • Defective equipment
  • Mechanical hazards
  • Collapsed structures
  • Poor safety precautions
  • Exposure to toxic substances
  • Unsafe property conditions
  • Caught in/in between equipment
  • Struck by object
  • Scaffolding accidents
  • Ladder accidents
  • Vehicle accidents
  • Insufficient training

Accidents on a construction site can be very dangerous and sometimes resulting in death. However, many of these accidents can be prevented through good judgment and taking protective procedures. When operating on a construction site It is vital for yourself and others, to ensure the working environment is appropriate, secure, and safe to work.

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 If you or someone you love has been injured on a construction site contact us to arrange a free case evaluation. Call our New York office at (631) 543-3663to discuss your legal rights and find out how an attorney can help you.