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        Slip and Fall Accident

        Construction Worker Killed in Freak Electrocution Accident

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        Every year, approximately 1 in 5 workers who die on the job work in the construction industry. This caused the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to investigate work accidents to gain a better understanding of what safety hazards are killing our builders.

        The agency used that data to name the “fatal four,” or the top-four causes of death in the industry. Unsurprisingly, falls took the first spot. Struck-by-object accidents came in second. Electrocutions were third on the list, killing 66 workers in 2012, and caught-between accidents were the fourth most common.

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        Illinois Workplace Injury News: Construction Worker Struck by Falling Debris at Construction Site

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        Construction Injuries

        Construction work is consistently ranked as one of the most dangerous occupations in the United States. Although it’s earned a reputation as a risky way to make a living, many people don’t realize just how hazardous a construction work zone can be.

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        Injury Lawyer News: Construction Worker Falls From Roof

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        Construction Injuries

        Falls have long held the top spot as the most common cause of construction injuriesEquipment World argues that they are also the most preventable type of accident. In fact, most falls could be averted by using proper railings, harnesses and other safety equipment.

        The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) often cites employers who fail to take the proper precautions. Now, the agency is organizing a Fall Prevention Campaign, designed to spread awareness about the issue.

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        Chicago Injury Lawyer News: 3 Most Common Causes of Construction Accidents

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        Construction Workplace Injuries

        For most employees, construction accidents mean a few weeks of recovery and a return to light-duty. Injuries don’t often pose a serious problem for them. However, for construction workers, an injury can be utterly devastating for them, as well as any family members relying on them.

        For these workers, their livelihood depends on their physical abilities, and most construction sites don’t have a light-duty option. A fall or a heavy machinery accident can end a construction career.

        If you’ve suffered an injury while working at a construction site, we can help you seek the compensation you need to keep your family afloat while you recover. Whether your situation warrants workers’ compensation or a civil lawsuit, you can count on an injury attorney from Horwitz, Horwitz & Associates to provide excellent legal advice.

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