The Centers for Disease Control and prevent reported that more than 9 percent of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in 2009 were sustained by construction workers. That year, construction workers suffered 4.3 nonfatal injuries and illnesses per 100 workers.
Ohio laws clearly state that if an employer has any employees, they must have an active workers' compensation insurance policy in place. If an employee suffers an injury on the job, they may seek workers' compensation benefits, which should help cover lost wages and medical bills.
A 40 year old construction worker who was working in the bucket of a motorized lift suspended over traffic on I-75 in Lima, Ohio, was seriously injured when he was struck by a semi-tractor trailer. Tragically, he was thrown from the lift as a result of the crash and landed on the grass near the highway. He was taken to Lima Memorial Health System and his condition is unknown at this time.
Construction workers are particularly vulnerable during the months of summer and early fall when they are working on the dangerous highways of Ohio. Tragic workplace accidents can occur when motorists are not exercising the upmost caution as they approach a construction zone. This appears to be what happened recently when a 63-year-old construction worker was struck and killed by a motorist while working at an overpass construction zone in Avon, Ohio on I-90 Westbound.
Everyone in Ohio knows that racing cars is a dangerous sport. Incredibly high speeds and crowded tracks put drivers at great risk of wrecking and getting injured. One unfortunate construction worker was also just recently injured while working on a racetrack, according to news reports.