Playing It Safe in Texas Highway Work Zones This Summer

By JohnConstruction Accidents

Summer is here, which means that construction zones are popping up all over the Dallas-Fort Worth area and in cities throughout Texas. In 2014, there were 135 fatal car crashes in Texas work zones, claiming a total of 149 lives, according to the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). An additional 671 people suffered incapacitating injuries, 2,959 suffered serious non-incapacitating injuries, …

Ungrounded Electricity Can Cause Fatalities at a Construction Site

By JohnConstruction Accidents

Working on a job site can be rewarding and pay well when the project is completed. However, the actual process is very time consuming and meticulous when it comes to building great structures such as office buildings or high rise apartments. Sometimes these jobs require heavy machinery and dangerous equipment to complete, and should there be a malfunction in the …

The Severity of Construction Site Accidents

By JohnConstruction Accidents

Though today’s construction sites are a lot safer than they used to be, construction sites are extremely dangerous places to be. Construction has forever been and still is considered to be one of the most dangerous jobs in America. Construction site accidents can result in serious injuries or even death. Injuries on a construction site typically lead to a loss …

Who Is Responsible for Construction Accidents?

By JohnConstruction Accidents, Personal Injury

When a construction accident happens on large jobs, there could be many possible parties at fault for the accident and any injuries that result. There are many intricate parts in a construction project, and the more involved it is, the more likely it is for something to go wrong or fail. Assigning liability for accidents and injuries on construction projects …

3 Common Causes of Construction Accidents

By JohnConstruction Accidents

The construction industry is booming in Texas, which is great for the economy, but a construction site is also one of the most dangerous workplaces in America. If you or a loved one work on a Texas construction site, here are the three common causes of construction accidents to watch out for: Electrical construction accidents: It’s easy to forget how …

How to Stay Safe on a Construction Site

By JohnConstruction Accidents

In 2011, there were 738 construction accident fatalities in America. Many of these construction accidents occurred in Texas, and some of the most common causes of Texas construction accidents were electrocutions, falls and being struck by objects. To help prevent traumatic construction accidents, here are three tips on how to stay safe at a construction site: Be extra alert when …

4 Tips for Preventing Construction Accidents

By JohnConstruction Accidents

One of the booming industries in Texas is construction, but it’s also one of the most dangerous industries and leads to many deaths every year. If you are a construction worker, it’s important to know how you can prevent construction accidents. Here are four tips for how you can prevent construction accidents: Request safety meetings: If you are in charge …

Texas Leads the Nation in Construction Deaths

By JohnConstruction Accidents

In Texas, one in every 13 workers is employed in the state’s $54 billion-per-year construction industry. But even though construction boosts Texas’ economy, a recent study shared that Texas’ construction industry is one of the most dangerous industries in the nation. 1 in every 5 Texas construction workers will require hospitalization because of work-related injuries, and more construction workers die …

How Often Do Construction Accidents Occur?

By JohnConstruction Accidents

If you’re a construction worker, you want to work hard and not have to worry about whether your employer has complied with proper safety measures. But construction accidents and fatalities occur much more often than you would think. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics there are around 150,000 construction accidents per year. One of every five workplace fatalities is …

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