Construction site hazards leading to injuries

The most well-maintained heavy equipment used on construction sites can inevitably fail, requiring pricey maintenance or more expensive replacements. In addition, work remains at a standstill until fixes occur or new equipment is purchased.

Caterpillar, a prominent provider of equipment for close to 100 years, conducted a study revolving around unplanned downtime for project managers, revealing 400 to 800 nonproductive hours not only each day but also the machines, not to mention the injuries that occur involving faulty equipment.

The impact of equipment failure

While any type of equipment can fail for various reasons, certain types of equipment are more likely to cause production disruptions and significant stress for managers and team members:

  • Forklifts
  • Bulldozers
  • Scrapers
  • Excavators
  • Tractors

Training issues

Operators who lack the training necessary to maintain high safety standards represent a clear and present danger to not only projects but also workers in the same area. Lacking the skills to operate and troubleshoot should result in immediate re-training or employment termination.

Poor preventative maintenance

Routine maintenance is the backbone of a construction project’s success. Equipment that runs better due to servicing, checks, and equipment repair and parts replacement significantly increases productivity and ensures a longer lifespan.

Operator’s manual omissions

With heavy machinery comes an owner’s manual that covers everything from calibration to troubleshooting. Training leads to confidence in its use. However, comfort could lead to a more lax approach to daily work routines. Even worse, failure to even read the manuals put all workers at risk while significantly increasing repair costs.

Construction sites carry inherent dangers that are only made worse by oversights, not to mention poor management and maintenance. Serious injuries can sideline and end the careers of hardworking employees, often requiring help from an experienced personal injury attorney.

i 3 Table of Contents

We listen. Your story matters to us.

We have a team of courtroom lawyers with a proven track record to help you tell your story. And we have the resources, the experience and the reputation to make sure you’re heard.

Tell Us About Your Case

Check Consent Box

Honored To Be a Part of Their  Story
"They took a case that others would have stayed clear of.."
I have the utmost respect for Rip Andrews and the lawyers at MRB Law. They took a case that others would have stayed clear of because the issue of state immunity was involved. Through determination and unwavering commitment they were able to a find resolution to an extremely difficult matter.
Nancy Owen
"They took a case that others would have stayed clear of.."
I have the utmost respect for Rip Andrews and the lawyers at MRB Law. They took a case that others would have stayed clear of because the issue of state immunity was involved. Through determination and unwavering commitment they were able to a find resolution to an extremely difficult matter.
Nancy Owen
"They...brought justice to my family through a multi-million dollar verdict ."
These lawyers took a complicated issue, revealed the truth in a way 12 jurors unfamiliar with the topic could understand, and brought justice to my family through a multi-million dollar verdict. They were able to relate my “invisible” medical condition to the jury better than I can to my own friends. And because of that, the jury hugged me and cried with me when it was all over. That meant more to me than any amount of money.
Caroline Malatesta
"They...brought justice to my family through a multi-million dollar verdict."
These lawyers took a complicated issue, revealed the truth in a way 12 jurors unfamiliar with the topic could understand, and brought justice to my family through a multi-million dollar verdict. They were able to relate my “invisible” medical condition to the jury better than I can to my own friends. And because of that, the jury hugged me and cried with me when it was all over. That meant more to me than any amount of money.
Caroline Malatesta
"Our relationship began as strangers but ended in friendship thanks to the compassion he showed ."
I can’t adequately put into words the appreciation I have for Mr. Derrick Mills and MRB Law. He was assertive in his fight for justice for our family during our time of tragedy. Mr. Mills is knowledgeable, passionate and a great communicator. Our relationship began as strangers but ended in friendship thanks to the compassion he showed. Thank you Mr. Mills for being a dedicated professional! Justice done right!
Dana Owens
"Our relationship began as strangers but ended in friendship thanks to the compassion he showed."
I can’t adequately put into words the appreciation I have for Mr. Derrick Mills and MRB Law. He was assertive in his fight for justice for our family during our time of tragedy. Mr. Mills is knowledgeable, passionate and a great communicator. Our relationship began as strangers but ended in friendship thanks to the compassion he showed. Thank you Mr. Mills for being a dedicated professional! Justice done right!
Dana Owens
Related Articles
Common fatal work-related accidents
Common fatal work-related accidents

Unfortunately, whether you work outside or inside, there is always a risk of injury when you go to work. If you are involved in a work-related accident, it is critical to know what steps to take immediately after the accident. If you lose someone close to you because...

The life-changing impact of work-related injuries
The life-changing impact of work-related injuries

In a split second, a promising and lucrative career can end in an instant due to an onsite catastrophe that sidelines a hard-working professional. Work-related accidents can take many forms, not to mention levels of severity. From minor injuries to catastrophic damage...

Continuing hazards put loggers at risk of injuries and death

The days of lumberjacks plying their trades in the forestry industry are becoming an antiquated concept. Modern-day technology has largely replaced those hard-working professionals who are still suffering severe injuries while using axes and chainsaws. On far too many...

Related Videos
Personal Account
Business Account
Investments
Insurance Services
Ohter Services
Debit Card
Credit Card

Your story matters to us

Tell Us Your Story