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The Dangers of an Unsafe San Mateo Construction Zone

The Dangers of an Unsafe San Mateo Construction Zone

Working in construction in San Mateo has many dangers as an inherent part of the job, but these can be lessened by proper safety features and guidelines. This is the duty of all management to enforce and all workers to follow, or else serious construction accidents may result. Unfortunately, many construction managers cut back on safety in order to save money or decrease to the time needed for a project. When this occurs, California laws are not only broken, but lives are put at risk.

First and foremost, every worker must be properly trained in the field and in the use of any tool that he or she will be using; otherwise, a serious accident may occur. Tools such as nail guns or jackhammers and large vehicles need to be used very precisely and safely, or else the lives of the user and anyone nearby are put at great risk. Additionally, all workers must be informed of the dangers, how to avoid them, and what safety equipment to use in order to prevent accidents.

Safety equipment must also be provided to all workers, including hardhats to protect heads and safety lines for anyone working at a height in order to prevent falls. These and other pieces of equipment will prevent accidents and lessen the damage of ones that do occur. Additionally, all hazards on site must be promptly fixed or marked to warn anyone nearby. Holes in floors can cause falls, exposed electrical wire can cause shocks, and broken equipment can lead to serious accidents. Also, equipment such as scaffolds and guardrails must be properly assembled; if not, unsuspecting workers can suffer a serious fall or other accident.

If you have been injured due to an unsafe work environment, a San Jose construction injury lawyer at Caputo & Van Der Walde LLP can help you find the workers’ compensation you need. With our help, you can be on the road to recovery and free from any debt that may have resulted from your accident. For more information on how we can help you, call (800) 900-0863.