Construction Site Accidents Essay

1089 Words Jun 5th, 2013 5 Pages
IDENTIFICATION CONTROL AND PREVENTION OF SOME CONSTRUCTION SITE ACCIDENTS
PROPOSAL
1.0 INTRODUCTION
The construction sector has been ranked as the industry with the highest number of occupational injuries that are both fatal and non fatal. When big construction jobs are initiated, such as building a new housing or shopping complexes, there is a great deal of movement going on in a small area. Cranes, trucks and diggers are all vying for space to complete their project in a timely manner. Every year, many people fall victim to injury, harm and even death through accidents on construction sites. These sites are rife with danger, but most sites follow strict health and safety rules to ensure that these dangers are not a threat to the
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Therefore, if you suffer an injury due to being drunk or disorderly at work, under the influence of drugs, negligent, careless or through a mistake of your own, you generally cannot file a suit because the injury was caused through your own fault.
However, in many cases the accidents on construction sites are not the fault of the injured party, and under these circumstances you could be eligible to claim compensation for medical expenses, loss of income, pain, suffering, and any long term injuries sustained through the accident.
Just imagine if you get seriously hurt on the job. The medical bills alone would be enough to put you under significant financial stress. That doesn’t even take into account what pain and suffering you will have to go through on your way to recover and it would prove devastating to your family. It could mean the difference between you struggling for the rest of your life trying to support your family or having the peace of mind that you and your family will be taken care of. If there is the case where someone you love loses their life, this could mean the future of your children without you around. When an accident happens, it is not just your life that is in jeopardy but if you are married with children, it jeopardizes their future as well. The cost for your medical bills alone will be outstanding, not to mention that you will have no pay to cover other expenses in life. Workers on construction

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