Fort Lauderdale Construction Worker Injured in Fall
A Fort Lauderdale construction worker was injured Friday after taking a fall from some scaffolding.
About the Fort Lauderdale Construction Accident
According to a report from Local10.com, on Friday, February 8, a construction worker fell from scaffolding inside a building and injured his back. He was unable to move or stand after the fall. This is the second injury in this building in the last few weeks, and the second in two days in the general area.
Information About Workplace Injuries
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the overall rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in 2017 was 3.1 (cases per 100 full-time workers).
In 2017, the rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in construction was 1.3 (cases per 100 full-time workers).
Framing contractors had the highest nonfatal injury rate in 2017 (7.5 cases per 100 full-time workers), followed by structural steel and precast concrete contractors (4.9 cases per 100 full-time workers).
Tips for Preventing Workplace Falls
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), actions that can reduce the risk of construction falls include:
- Ensuring scaffolding is properly set up on solid footing
- Covering floor holes
- Inspecting all ladders before use for dirt and defects
- Keeping stairway treads and walkways clear
- Wearing hard hats whenever there is risk of head injury
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