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Construction is the most dangerous job in the country. In an effort to protect construction workers and prevent life-threatening workplace injuries, the federal government has enacted hundreds of construction site safety regulations. A violation of these rules by an employer or coworker could entitle the injured worker to financial compensation through a personal injury lawsuit.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is a federal agency that was formed in 1971 to help ensure the safety of workers on the job. OSHA has hundreds of agents who are sent to job sites each year to ensure employer compliance with federal safety laws. Examples of these laws and regulations include:
Employers in the construction industry have a legal obligation to provide a safe workplace for their employees and the general public. They must abide by all applicable federal and state safety rules and requirements.
Construction worker safety must be a top priority for employers, construction companies and supervisors. Employers have a legal obligation to ensure worker health and safety as much as possible. This includes enforcing federal safety laws, responding to worker complaints promptly and providing a reasonably safe work environment. Employers are also responsible for providing all required worker safety equipment, including:
Construction workers face a wide range of hazards in the course and scope of their employment. An employer failing to equip workers with necessary safety gear can contribute to serious construction worker injuries, including permanent disabilities that interfere with their capacity to return to work at a construction site.
According to OSHA, the construction industry consistently has the highest annual numbers of worker deaths and fatal accidents. Deadly construction accidents are frequently caused by OSHA safety standard violations, such as:
If an employer cuts corners, ignores safety regulations or turns a blind eye to safety violations – often in an attempt to save time or money – the company could be held responsible for a worker’s related injuries and losses. If you believe a violated safety standard contributed to your workplace injuries, contact a construction accident attorney in New Haven for a free case consultation. You may be entitled to financial compensation.