Cause Of Construction Accidents

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration released a list of the top ten most frequently cited standards in 2012 that may result in construction accidents. This list includes the following:

  1. Fall protection, construction
  2. Hazard communication standard
  3. Scaffolding
  4. Respiratory protection
  5. Control of hazardous energy
  6. Powered industrial trucks
  7. Electrical, wiring methods, components, and equipment
  8. Ladders
  9. Machines
  10. Electrical systems design


As you can see, the number one frequently cited standard is fall protection. Our office is supporting OSHA’s Fall Prevention Campaign that includes three simple steps to ensure safety:

  1. Plan
  2. Provide
  3. Train


We urge you to join us in support and help save lives from future construction accidents! Visit the OSHA website for more information. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a construction accident, call our construction accident lawyers at 800.637.8170 to review your case.

Charles E. Boyk Law Offices, LLC