Scaffolding: The Most Common and Fatal Piece of Construction Equipment?
Scaffolding is one of the most commonly used pieces of equipment on construction sites. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), at least 65 percent of construction workers use scaffolding in their daily work.
However, even though scaffolding is one of the most common elements on construction sites, it can also be one of the most dangerous. In an effort to reduce the number of scaffolding injuries and fatalities among construction workers, OSHA has strict regulations regarding the installation and maintenance of scaffolding.
Saving Time and Money; Endangering Construction Workers
Sadly, in an effort to get work done more quickly or to save money, many construction companies ignore the regulations and endanger the safety of construction workers. At Provost Umphrey Law Firm L.L.P., we represent individuals in Beaumont and throughout Texas who suffered
serious injuries on construction sites.
Our attorneys have spent the last 45 years fighting against corporations and insurance companies to protect the rights of injured workers and accident victims. We will use our experience to help you receive the compensation you need and deserve.
Causes of Scaffolding Accidents and Injuries
In most situations, scaffolding accidents are preventable and are the result of negligence.
Negligent scaffold construction can lead to scaffolding collapses and falls from scaffolding.
Negligent safety precautions – such as not using guards, safety lines or safety nets – mean survivable accidents are often fatal or more severe than they need to be.
Unmaintained scaffolding and equipment can cause scaffolding to break or collapse.
Falls, including falls from scaffolding, are the leading cause of death in the construction industry. If you lost a loved one in a workplace accident or are watching a family member fight to regain strength after an accident, we can help.
Contact our lawyers to learn more about the compensation you may be entitled. We offer free initial consultations.
Contact us by email or call 888-588-1695.