When it comes to construction injuries in South Carolina, some are more common than others. While any injury on a construction site has the potential to be incredibly serious, knowing which occur most often can help to keep you safe. Knowing what to watch out for is crucial on a construction site.
1. Slips and Trips
Slips and trips are, by far, the most common injuries on a construction site. Whether materials are left out or objects block your view, it is quite easy to come off of your feet on a construction site. Keep your eyes peeled for any objects in your path.
Anyone who has passed a construction site has marveled at the workers climbing high into the sky. Unfortunately, what goes up must sometimes come down. Falls from heights occur too often on construction sites and very often lead to serious injury.
3. Falling Objects
There is a reason that people are asked to wear hard hats on construction sites. Falling objects present a real risk of injury. Don’t walk in areas that are restricted to you, and always keep your eyes peeled.
Each year there are hundreds of workers who die due to electrocution on construction sites. Many of these accidents involve exposed wiring or defective machinery. Always know what you are working with.
5. Vehicle Accidents
There are several types of vehicles that roll around construction sites. No matter what type of vehicle, a collision can result in devastating injury. Know how to drive the vehicle you are operating, and know which vehicles will be traversing the construction site.
No one wants to be injured at work. Sadly, thousands of construction workers are injured on the job each year. When you know what your risks are, you are more likely to be able to protect yourself.
If you have been injured in a construction accident, call our offices today. A member of our team will review the details of your case at no cost to you. Call now and let us tell you how we can assist you and how you can best move forward with your case.