Workplace Injury Attorney and OSHA Violations Lawyer investigates bulldozer accidents and construction site injuries for plaintiffs nationwide
In the U.S. there are about three fatal construction injuries each day, and hundreds of non-fatal injuries serious enough to require medical attention and missed work. The construction, farm and mining industries are particularly challenging in protecting workers’ safety and health. Heavy equipment like bulldozers, cranes, backhoes and other machines can be the subjects of accidents when employers fail to properly design a construction site, fail to maintain equipment, fail to train workers on safety and machine operation and machines are defective.
Construction projects and mining sites are a source of many workplace injuries each year, and crane and bulldozer accidents account for severe work safety violations. Common OSHA violations may include failing to provide protective gear, removal of safety barriers, poorly ventilating work spaces, overworking employees, not providing fall protection, and failing to train workers on construction site hazards.
A contractor and project manager must ensure that operators of large machinery such as bulldozers are fully trained and licensed, the equipment has been properly maintained, and the work environment and conditions are safe.
Joe Lyon is a highly-rated Ohio workplace injury lawyer with experience representing plaintiffs following construction site injuries and bulldozer accidents.
The Lyon Firm works with OSHA experts, construction engineers, and vocational experts to investigate and determine whether poor management, safety violations, worker negligence or defective equipment caused an injury.
Bulldozer Accidents & Occupational Injuries
Common injuries suffered from bulldozer accidents include the following:
Heavy Equipment & Bulldozer Accidents
Bulldozers are massive machines capable of causing severe injuries when not operated properly, or have defects that prohibit the safe operation of the vehicle. Employers and construction site managers have a duty to protect workers, and should accidents occur, they may be held liable for injuries that result. No accident is intentional, though certain negligent events leading to accidents on work sites can warrant legal action.
Heavy machinery and bulldozers can strike workers, catch their clothing and lead to severe trauma and death. Construction equipment accidents occur as a result of defective power tools, cranes, bulldozers, or other malfunctioning equipment. It is important to preserve evidence of safety defects following an accident involving any the following:
- Skid steers
- Boom trucks
- Heavy Trucks
- Power tools
- Welding tools
- Ladders and scaffolding
Causes of Bulldozer Accidents
- Uneven surfaces—rollovers and tip-over accidents
- Worker Fatigue
- Failure to maintain machinery
- Failure to notice worker or bystander
- Vehicle Collisions
If you have questions about compensation after an injury caused by construction equipment or a bulldozer accidents, contact The Lyon Firm at (800) 513-2403 for a free confidential consultation. Keep in mind that while your employer may encourage Workers Compensation, workers comp claims may not fully compensate an employee for long-term disability.