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Construction safety makes a difference in work injury

Wisconsin is home to many construction workers and large companies that employ thousands of mechanical contractors. The construction industry can be an environment that harbors a high risk of work injury when proper precautions are not met and followed. Construction safety makes a difference in work injury cases and can be the deciding factor in a life or death situation. When a contractor experiences an accident on the job, they may be confused on how to begin the workers' compensation process.

Reports state that mechanical contractors, laborers and all other construction workers are the most likely to die at work than in any other industry. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that nearly 230 workers in the private construction industry lost their lives at work and over 10,000 received a work injury from falling on a job. Fatal fall accidents on construction work sites make up over 30% of the accidents that result in death. Research from the Center for Construction Research and training revealed that companies with less than 10 employees retained a higher percentage of injury deaths than larger construction firms.

Mechanical contractors like HVAC workers and plumbers often work in more dangerous stages of construction than others and often times climb heights to complete an assignment; proper workplace safety is imperative. When safety fails and a work injury occurs, workers' compensation benefits may be available for the injured party or the family of the deceased. A recent statement released by the director OSHA Directorate of Construction outlined the need for fall prevention, and that providing a safe working environment is right and legally required. Information for safety regulations should be provided by employers and enforced.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health participated in a recent campaign to educate workers and employers nationwide on workplace safety. Work injury can create heavy financial burdens for victims and their families which may become overwhelming. A Wisconsin worker who falls from a height at work may face permanent disability, brain damage, and other severe injuries if they survive. Workers' compensation insurance is almost always available for those that are injured on the job. The family of a person who has lost their life from a fall may choose to pursue legal assistance in collecting compensation benefits to cover medical and funerary expenses.

Source:, Safety pays for the mechanical contractor, Christine Branche, OCt. 15, 2013

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