To work in the construction industry, one must be careful and professional.The following is a brief breakdown of the steps that should be taken to prevent injury on a construction site:
- First of all, within the vicinity of the construction site, a considerable number of potential safety hazards exist, and workers are exposed to heights, harmful substances, and heavy equipment. Exercising appropriate caution at all times within the worksite is essential.
- Second, moving around a construction site is a challenge in itself, for every step has the potential to result in injuries if care is not properly exercised. Making certain that the construction company provides its workers with appropriate safety gear, including work boots, is essential.
- Finally, working around a construction site requires a considerable deal of skill and experience on the part of workers, as they need to be able to know what they’re doing in order to get the job done and avoid injuries. Lack of proper training can pose serious injury risks.
The dangers that usually accompany construction jobs include falls, burns, explosions due to highly flammable objects being tampered with, electrocution, asbestos exposure, and many others. In addition, over time, chronic diseases and conditions which affect the neuromuscular system can also result in serious injuries.
At LaMarca Law Group, P.C., we are committed to helping construction workers who have suffered an injury as a result of their work to get the financial assistance they need.
An explosion in Channelview, near Houston, injured two independent contractors at an oil storage facility. One of the individuals later died as a result of his injuries. The deadly accident happened on Saturday morning as the men were welding a large pipe.
According to Click 2 Houston, fumes inside of the pipe suddenly ignited and caused the explosion. Officials say no hazardous materials escaped, and there was no fire.
The second victim in the welding accident was taken to the hospital with undisclosed injuries. At this time, the accident is still under investigation. No other employees were injured in the blast.
Our thoughts are with the families and friends of the two men.