Falling objects at construction sites can cause a considerable amount of harm to workers. A construction accident involving a falling object recently happened in another state, South Dakota.
While we prefer to think that serious construction accidents are largely a thing of the past due to improvements in safety equipment and a greater overall awareness of workplace dangers, this simply isn't the case. In fact, hundreds of thousands of hard working men and women suffer debilitating and sometimes fatal work injuries every year because of the inherently dangerous conditions found at many construction sites.
Now that winter finally appears to be making its exit, it means that certain summertime activities can resume in earnest, including barbeques, baseball games, gardening, and, of course, road construction. Like it or not, the roads across the state of Illinois will soon be marked with orange traffic signs and narrowed lanes as road crews begin filling pot holes, repairing bridges, building roads and mowing medians.