According to a 2012 report by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration, around 3900 died. From this number, construction workers contributed about 19.6% who lost their lives. Construction sites always pose a threat to accidents and in some cases, deaths. In order to understand in a better manner, here are some of the reasons that cause accidents at construction sites.
- When they Fall – Workers working professionally still are humans who can make a mistake. For instance; a stairwell may be present however if guardrails are absent, then the worker can fall down which is a worry
- When they get Struct by Objects – Another reason that leads to accidents at the construction site is getting struck by heavy objects. In fact, 78 workers died in the year of 2012 due to this problem. The solution to this problem is by offering the right training to the workers.
- When they get Electrocuted – Coming back to the same year of 2012, 68 construction workers are believed to have lost their lives. Invisible power lines that cannot be seen are the reason leading to accidents. However, this problem can be solved by putting power source signs at the construction site.
- When they use Heavy Machines – Using heavy machines is another reason that leads to accidents at the construction site. Heavy machine operators may be using the machines in a smooth manner. However, they are always under stress due to operating them for longer hours. Moreover, accidents are bound to happen due to a lack of training in the machine.
In Brisbane, earthmoving or construction workers must be aware of these reasons related to accidents.