Category Archives: Construction Injury Accidents

Construction injury accidents cause serious personal injury or wrongful death to workers, speak to an attorney for information on workers’ comp and third-party negligence lawsuits.

What Are My Rights as a Construction Worker in Tennessee?

As a construction worker, you are subject to many dangerous hazards and environmental conditions every day. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, was designed to help reduce workplace hazards. If you are a construction worker in Tennessee, it would be helpful to know your rights and how they can protect you while working on dangerous construction projects. What Are My Construction Employee Rights Under OSHA? OSHA falls under the jurisdiction of the Department of Labor. Under federal law, you are entitled to a safe working environment. You have certain rights and responsibilities, including: The right to review certain standards, rules and regulations that your employer should have copies of at your workplace. Having access to important employee medical and exposure records. The right to request an OSHA director to inspect your workplace if you believe there are any hazardous conditions. Receiving copies of inspection reports of any hazards…
Read More »

Posted in Construction Injury Accidents | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Major Construction Accidents That Changed Safety Protocols

Workers in the construction industry are exposed to major hazards every day. And while many injuries that construction workers suffer are minor, it is easy for negligence to cause devastating accidents. This country is no stranger to major construction accidents, stretching all the way back to the Industrial Revolution. Here are some of the country’s worst construction accidents that resulted in new safety standards. In 1978, dozens of workers working on a nuclear cooling tower fell to their deaths after a scaffolding collapsed at a Willow Island, West Virginia construction site. The collapse was caused by a series of errors, shortcuts and accidents. These 51 deaths led to a reformation in the nuclear construction industry with a focus on worker safety. In 2008, a crane used in the construction of a New York City apartment building collapsed onto East 51st Street, crushing seven people. OSHA’s investigation into the accident found…
Read More »

Posted in Construction Injury Accidents | Tagged | Leave a comment

Blink and You’ll Miss These Construction Safety Violations

A recent video released by News4 has revealed a series of safety mishaps on Nashville construction sites. The news organization started looking into construction sites after a series of deaths over the last two years. What they found caught the attention of the Tennessee Occupational Safety and Health Administration (TOSHA). Many of these safety violations involved walking around high places without proper fall protection. The news team observed two workers walking around a construction site at 30 feet in the air with no straps or fall protection. A TOSHA representative noted that if his organization had been present at the site, an investigation would have been launched immediately. Another man was spotted standing near the edge of a building, believed to be a supervisor by TOSHA. These violations brought about concern that the employers were not taking safety requirements seriously. Unfortunately, TOSHA cannot use a video as a reason to…
Read More »

Posted in Construction Injury Accidents | Tagged | Leave a comment