Construction Site FallsJuly 2, 2018

Construction Site Falls: It is easy enough to get tripped up in a familiar setting like your backyard, inside your house, the local store parking lot or your school/ place of work. When on a construction site there are so many dangerous obstacles, machinery and elevated surfaces that falls on a construction site are very …

42 percent of construction worker deaths involve fallsFebruary 28, 2018

A recently created database allowed researchers to determine that, in a 33-year period, falls accounted for nearly half of all construction worker deaths – and more than half of the workers killed lacked access to fall protection – according to the Center for Construction Research and Training (also known as CPWR). Using data from the NIOSH …

$900,000 For Fall From LadderJune 27, 2017

A man received a $900,000 settlement as a result of a fall from a fixed exterior access steel ladder in April of 2012. These exterior access ladders allowed the user to travel from various elevations of the roof. On his way down the ladder, the right side rail extension begin to bend outward and fractured at the …

Amputation at Tyson Foods exposes chemical, fall, fire hazards at Texas plantAugust 17, 2016

Agency fines company $263K for 15 serious, 2 repeated workplace safety violations DALLAS – A gruesome employee injury led federal workplace safety inspectors to discover the nation’s largest meat and poultry processor endangered workers by exposing them to amputation hazards, high levels of carbon dioxide and peracetic acid without providing personal protective equipment. Responding to …

$1.4 Million for Fall off LadderApril 7, 2016

Mercer County: Worksite Fall Settles for $1.4 Million. An ironworker suffered a knee injury after falling off a ladder while working on the New Jersey Turnpike. The plaintiff was assigned to construct rebar forms on top of a concrete arch culvert, requiring him to use an extension ladder. When he arrived to the scene, a ladder was …

Construction Accidents: Ladder SafetyJuly 15, 2015

Ladder safety is very important as ladder accidents are one of the top 10 most common hazards. Each self-supporting portable ladder: At least four times the maximum intended load, except that each extra-heavy-duty type 1A metal or plastic ladder shall sustain at least 3.3 time the maximum intended load. The ability of a ladder to sustain …

OSHA: Fall Protection Requirements

OSHA requires employers to protect workers from falls. Falls can cause death and very serious injuries –and can be prevented. OSHA’s fall protection requirements are as follows: for general industry, fall protection must be used while working at heights of four or more feet. In maritime, specifically ship repair, fall protection is required at five …

Construction Roof Repair Safety

Reducing Falls During Residential Construction: Roof Repair Roofers typically work at heights that put them at risk for falls. Workers making roof repairs face the same hazards, but they can be at increased risk if the roof shows signs of lost integrity or if they are uncertain how to use fall protection on a roof …

$10 Million for Staph InfectionJune 2, 2015

Staph Infection A truck driver who developed a staph infection from a fall at a factory settled his Middlesex County lawsuit for $10 million. The plaintiff suffered cuts to his back after falling on slippery payment. He was going to haul a trash compactor for his employer. The suit alleged that the employer allowed grease …

$3.2 Million Verdict for Scaffold AccidentMay 5, 2014

Scaffold Accident: On Friday, May 2, 2014, Peter Chamas received a verdict of $3.2 million for a carpenter from Port Reading that suffered serious injuries when he fell off a scaffold at a construction site in Jersey City in July 2010. The trial took place for 13 days in Middlesex County Courthouse in New Brunswick, …