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There are more than one million active forklifts in the U.S. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, nearly 100 workers are killed and another 20,000 are seriously injured in forklift-related incidents each year. Statistically, that means that approximately 11% of forklifts will be involved in some type of accident each year.

Construction sites are a hotbed for serious injuries – especially sites that have scaffolding erected on them. Most employees accept the risk of suffering injuries in construction site accidents. However, what happens when these accidents occur due to third-party negligence? One common type of construction site accident involves defective or improperly stalled scaffolding.

construction worker

The construction industry has grown exponentially over the past several years. It seems as though there are construction projects every street you turn onto. Although the projects provide a big economic support, they can also be a hotbed for serious construction accident injuries and fatalities. These dangers are present for both workers and bystanders at […]

Construction site accident

The construction industry is one of the world’s largest sectors of the economy with $10 trillion spent on construction related goods and services each year. It was also deemed as one of the top ten most dangerous jobs in 2018. According to the Bureau of Labors Statistics, there were 18 fatal injuries per 100,000 workers, […]

construction site accident

Construction is one of the most dangerous jobs. Construction sites are hotbeds for dangerous and potentially fatal accidents. In 2016, 5,190 workers were killed on the job – equivalent to 3.6 per 100,000 full time construction workers. On average, about 14 workers die every day at construction sites. While most construction companies and their workers […]