Causes of Construction Accidents
OSHA has determined the leading causes of death on construction sites are falls, being struck by an object, electrocutions and being caught in or between a hazard. While these were the top four causes of death, other common causes of personal injury and wrongful death are:
- Exposure to toxic substances or chemicals
- Inadequate warnings
- Defective products such as ladders, power equipment, scaffolding, etc.
- Trips and falls due to uncovered holes, exposed rebar, etc.
- Violations of safety regulations
- Lack of proper safety equipment
- Improper training
- Improper supervision
- Careless storage of materials, debris or equipment
- Fires and explosions
- Inadequate lighting
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