Most Common Types of Construction Accidents

If you work on a construction site, you’re subject to a high risk of injury. Despite working cautiously and according to best practices, many construction workers each year sustain injuries, some of which are disabling. 

There are several prevalent types of construction accidents, including: 


Falls are among the most common construction accidents, and construction workers that must get on the roof of a building are at a significant safety risk. Unfortunately, the absence of fall protection is a common OSHA violation, often leading construction workers to work without a harness or other fall protection system. Along with a lack of fall protection equipment, dangerous ladders, faulty equipment, and precarious scaffolding equipment can lead to falls. Responsible third parties who don’t provide the required fall protection and adhere to other safety guidelines can be held liable for injuries from a fall on the construction site. 

Falling Objects

Construction workers are also at risk of sustaining an injury from a falling object. Building materials, supplies, scaffolding pieces, and tools are very dangerous when they fall from a height. If such an object falls on a worker, they may experience a traumatic or even fatal injury. If the required safety equipment wasn’t provided to workers, a legal claim may be filed against the responsible party.

Electrocution, Fires, Explosions

Exposed wires, malfunctioning equipment, chemical leaks, and poor handling of flammable materials can also lead to an injury or even death on a construction site. These risks may cause electrocution or spark a fire or explosion, posing a serious risk to everyone on the site. In cases of electrocution, fires, and explosions, a manufacturer, engineer, or subcontractor may be held liable for the dangerous conditions. 

If you or a loved one sustained an injury on a construction site due to negligence on the part of a third party, you may be able to seek compensation for your losses. The experienced attorneys at Weldon & Rothman, PL can protect your legal rights and ensure that you’re rightfully compensated. Contact us to schedule a consultation today.