Aug 2021

Workers Injured in Massachusetts Construction Accident

a builder or roofer has fallen from the top elevation of scaffold on a construction site and landed on the next level . He is grimacing in pain . The shot is focussed on the area that the roofer had been working .

A recent construction accident in Massachusetts in which three workers fell off a ladder illustrates the danger workers face due to falls from height, which is one of the most common causes of injury and death in the construction industry.

According to WCVB 5 News, the accident occurred at a Norwood apartment complex when three workers fell 25 feet off a ladder while working on the building’s gutters.

One injured worker was airlifted by a medical helicopter to an area hospital, while another was taken by ambulance to Boston Medical Center with serious injuries. The third injured worker was transported by ambulance to Good Samaritan Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

The accident is under investigation by Norwood’s building inspector and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

How common are accidents involving falls from height?

Workers falling from a ladder, a roof, and other high places are among the most common types of construction accidents. Each year, accidents involving people slipping, tripping, or falling result in more than 235,000 injuries and 800 fatalities, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

As for construction accidents, falling from a height remains one of the most common causes of injuries for construction workers. In 2019, slip, trip, and fall accidents resulted in 35.9 non-fatal injuries per 100,000 workers among construction workers, according to the BLS. Of those injuries, falling from a height to a lower level (falling off a ladder or a roof, for example) resulted in 19.4 non-fatal injuries per 100,000 construction workers in 2019.

Get a free consultation with a construction accident lawyer

Injury claims involving falls from height and construction accidents often turn out to be complicated legal cases. And if you’re not careful, you could end up paying out of pocket for your medical bills and other losses.

At the Law Offices of Deborah G. Kohl, our legal team has years of experience helping injured construction workers throughout Massachusetts and Rhode Island. As a result, we’re familiar with the state and federal rules and regulations that apply to construction accidents and workplace safety. We know how to investigate accidents and negotiate effectively with insurance companies on behalf of injured workers. That’s why we have such a strong track record of success securing sizable settlements and verdicts for injured construction workers.

Discover what we can do for you. Contact our law firm and schedule a free case evaluation with our law firm. We have three office locations in Rhode Island and Massachusetts and handle construction accident claims in both states.

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