Ohio's construction workers are often exposed to dangerous working conditions, including fast-moving cars. These risks sometimes result in construction workers suffering serious, and at times life-ending, injuries. In fact, since 2008, more than 600 accidents happened involving a traveling motorist and Ohio Department Transportation equipment and vehicles. Many times, workers are in the vicinity of these accidents. With this in mind, the Ohio General Assembly passed a bill designed to further protect construction workers.
There are many factories in Ohio. Those employed at these plants may know the dangers posed by the heavy machinery and extreme temperatures with which they work. However, as time passes and accidents do not occur, some employers may be lulled to sleep when it comes to enforcing safety regulations and checking the safety of equipment. When this happens, workers are put at risk of being seriously injured.
Three CSX employees were recently injured on the job in Ohio. Reports indicate the men were working on a railroad crossing when a car drove around two sets of barricades, hit a utility pole, then slammed into them. All three men were injured and were taken to the hospital. While the accident remains under investigation, these workers may have to deal with extreme pain and they might be unable to return to work for a considerable length of time.
Several workplace environments can turn deadly in a matter of moments. These hazards are invisible to many as company policies, regulatory codes, and state and/or federal laws operate to protect workers. But sometimes employers become lackadaisical about enforcing these rules and regulations, placing employees at risk of harm in the process. Other times, unpreventable accidents occur leaving workers injured. No matter how a worker is harmed, he often rightly feels like he should be taken care of by his employer.
Large machinery, heavy materials, dangerous heights, and fast-paced work environments are some of the dangers construction workers face on a daily basis. But these brave employees confront these risks head-on in order to build the structures our society needs and desires. They may feel safe, seemingly protected by safety regulations and company policies, but the truth of the matter tells different. Workplace accidents happen all the time and can strike when a worker least suspects it.
The law regulates speed limits in construction zones and posted signs make motorists aware of oncoming risks, both for their own and construction workers' safety. Unfortunately, drivers often ignore the laws and these signs, thus putting construction workers at serious risk of harm. These workers, who put their lives in danger every day, can suffer serious physical impairment, permanent disability, or death when struck by a car.
It is no secret that construction work can be dangerous. Road crews may be struck by vehicles, structure builders can fall from great heights, and just about all construction workers can be injured by heavy equipment. Workplace accidents like these can be devastating and may leave a worker's life forever changed. A recent accident has left one construction worker in such a dire circumstance.
Workplace accidents happen all the time. While we often think of these accidents as happening in construction or industrial work, they can happen in any profession. The dangers posed by a workplace accident are many and severe. Workers can be seriously injured, receive a permanent disability, or be killed. Awareness is now being raised about the dangers faced by farm workers.
Workplace dangers take many forms. They can be a minor safety violation, a wet floor, a vehicle accident, or something more extreme like a building collapse or a deadly equipment malfunction. But in one recent Ohio workplace accident, a worker was injured by a chemical fire.
Construction work can be treacherous. Often, these workers trust motorists to obey reduced speed limits, be aware of flaggers, and move over when construction workers are on the road. Unfortunately, as seen by a recent Braceville incident, all too often mistakes happen and a worker is injured.