Working on a construction site exposes people to a host of potential threats to their safety. And while there are numerous safety measures people can take to prevent injuries in work zones, accidents can and do happen.
Construction work is a demanding job. Not only does it put great physical strain on workers, it is also mentally rigorous. It is an occupation where one small oversight or mistake could spell disaster, and safety protocols and equipment are all that stands between workers and catastrophic injuries.
There are countless major construction projects well underway across New Jersey. And with winter just around the corner, companies are pushing to complete projects before the snow and frigid weather roll in.
A great way to relax is to get outside, jump in your car and take a road trip. Unfortunately, these relaxing get-aways do not always go as planned. All too often, they are affected by road construction projects and the hazards that go along with them.
Did you know that insurance companies processed over 10,000 workers' compensation claims related to construction work in the last five years? And sadly, as noted in the attached article, about 30 percent of these cases stemmed from falls.
Construction workers face hazardous conditions every day on the job. Even though most days may seem safe and uneventful, that could change in the blink of an eye.
Working in construction is not easy. Not only is it physically demanding, it is also mentally taxing, considering the fact that even a small mistake or oversight can have fatal consequences.