Man Killed in Miami Construction Site Accident
A Miami Beach construction worker in his late forties was killed on a construction site as a result of a fall from scaffolding. According to reports, a cement truck struck the scaffolding on which the worker was standing. As a result, the man fell from the collapsing scaffolding and tragically died at the scene. Investigators are still looking into exactly what happened in this unfortunate incident.
Construction Site Accidents
Construction work is notoriously dangerous and those who perform this work regularly face challenging and dangerous conditions on any given work day. Scaffolding work is one of the more dangerous construction site tasks, with workers balancing on narrow and sometimes unsteady work surfaces high above the ground. According to the United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), nearly two thirds of construction workers are engaged in scaffolding work. Each year thousands of injuries and a significant number of deaths result from scaffolding accidents. Studies indicate that nearly three quarters of all workers injured while working on scaffolding were involved in incidents in which the scaffolding either gave way, or the worker slipped, or a falling object struck the worker. OSHA notes that many standards exist for scaffolding safety and that many of these accidents, injuries, and tragic deaths could likely be prevented by stricter adherence to the established standards.
Protection for Workers From Injuries on the Job Site and After
OSHA’s goal is to make the workplace safer for all workers, regardless of the type of work they are involved in. Pursuant to this goal, employers’ compliance with OSHA’s safety standards and regulations is regularly checked. Infractions and unsafe conditions can present themselves at any time, however, and accidents will occur even when every attempt is made to comply with the safety standards. When workplace injuries occur, employees are protected by workers’ compensation laws which provide benefits to those who have been injured on the job. Though there are some exclusions for situations in which an accident is entirely the worker’s own fault, coverage is broad and comprehensive. Florida’s Division of Workers’ Compensation seeks to make sure that all parties follow the laws and procedures set forth to protect injured workers.
Boone & Davis is Your Source for Construction Accident Representation
If you have been injured as a result of a construction site accident, contact Boone & Davis. Our experienced professionals will review the facts of your case and help you to determine the best way to proceed. You are entitled to recovery for a variety of losses including medical bills and lost wages and must not delay in seeking the compensation you are entitled to receive. You do not have to face an unfamiliar and often complicated legal process on your own – we are here to help. Allow our experienced team of legal professionals to help you understand your rights when you have been injured on the job due to someone else’s negligence. Contact us now either online or by phone at 954.556.5260 to get started towards recovery.