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The "Fatal Four" Accidents on Construction Sites

As a construction worker, you are undoubtedly aware of the intense and extreme dangers you are facing every day while on the job. Sometimes, construction site accidents result in fatalities, which is tragic for all involved. The worst part of construction site accidents is their preventability--often, had the right steps been taken, no injuries would have occurred in the first place, which is why it is necessary a thorough investigation takes place. While accidents can happen as a result of any number of things, some accidents are more prevalent than others, otherwise known as the “fatal four.” These are the 4 most common types of fatal construction site accidents.

The following are known as the “fatal four” accidents for construction workers, according to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration:

  • Falls
  • Electrocutions
  • Being struck by an object
  • Being caught in between objects

When these accidents occur, the responsibility and liability can be placed on a number of parties. These include the construction companies for failing to provide safe equipment or perform proper safety inspections. Liability can also be placed on contractors or subcontractors, as well as manufacturers or material suppliers.

Contact Our Dedicated & Determined Alexandria Personal Injury Lawyers Today

If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction site accident, now is the time to reach out to our experienced and skilled Alexandria personal injury attorneys of The Barrera Law Firm, PLLC. We will work tirelessly to ensure your rights are protected and promoted during this challenging time. Allow us to be your advocate throughout this process, as we will protect your best interests above all else.

To schedule an initial consultation with someone from our trusted legal team, you may call us at your earliest convenience at (571) 290-2390.