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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Work Related Accidents Still Causing Risks to American Workers

According to data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration ("OSHA"), 4,690 workers were killed on the job in 2010 — more than 90 a week or nearly 13 deaths every day.

"Every day in America, 13 people go to work and never come home. Every year in America, nearly 4 million people suffer a workplace injury from which some may never recover. These are preventable tragedies that disable our workers, devastate our families, and damage our economy. American workers are not looking for a handout or a free lunch. They are looking for a good day's pay for a hard day's work. They just want to go to work, provide for their families, and get home in one piece."
– Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis, Workers Memorial Day speech April 26, 2012

Construction's "Fatal Four"

Approximately 19 percent of the worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2010 were in construction. The leading causes of worker deaths on construction sites were (1) falls, (2) electrocution, (3) struck by object, and (4) caught-in/between. These "Fatal Four" were responsible for approximately 56% of construction worker deaths in 2010.  Eliminating these risks could save 437 workers' lives in America every year.

Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Violations of OSHA Standards

  1. Scaffolding, general requirements, construction (29 CFR 1926.451)
  2. Fall protection, construction (29 CFR 1926.501)
  3. Hazard communication standard, general industry (29 CFR 1910.1200)
  4. Respiratory protection, general industry (29 CFR 1910.134)
  5. Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), general industry (29 CFR 1910.147)
  6. Electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment, general industry (29 CFR 1910.305)
  7. Powered industrial trucks, general industry (29 CFR 1910.178)
  8. Ladders, construction (29 CFR 1926.1053)
  9. Electrical systems design, general requirements, general industry (29 CFR 1910.303)
  10. Machine guarding (machines, general requirements, general industry) (29 CFR 1910.212)

If you have suffered serious injuries or lost a loved one due to wrongful death in a Work Related or Construction Accident, call Sheadyn R. Rogers of Rogers Law Firm today at (361) 356-6057, and hire a Board Certified Corpus Christi Tx Personal Injury Trial Lawyer.


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