It doesn’t matter which list of the most dangerous jobs you are looking at, construction work will always be on there somewhere. However, some hazards result in more injuries than others and the severity of injuries can also vary depending on what has happened.
Outlined below are some of the more serious risks on construction sites that have the most likely chance of causing serious injuries or even death.
Working from heights
In most areas, there is limited space to build on. One solution to this is to build upwards. This means that few buildings are less than two or three stories high, and many reach double figures. This makes working from heights inevitable for those in the construction field. Safety gear and procedures help somewhat, but falls from a height are still one of the leading causes of death and injuries on construction sites.
There was a time when every piece of work done on a construction site would involve strenuous manual labor. Power tools and heavy machinery have made certain tasks much easier. Nonetheless, many of these items need to be powered by a high source of electricity. If something goes wrong, such as equipment being faulty or damaged, the end result can be catastrophic injuries. Construction workers also need to be wary of overhead power lines as colliding with these can have devastating consequences.
The above examples are just two of the more notable hazards in construction. There are numerous others. If you have been injured on the job then this can be both physically and emotionally traumatic. Seeking compensation can relieve at least some of the financial strain. Having legal guidance on your side will boost your claim considerably.