A 24-year-old construction worker has died from injuries sustained in a worksite fall earlier this month. According to the news outlets, the man was working on an Amazon warehouse project and fell from the roof of the structure.
Falls are the leading cause fatal injuries on worksite, accounting for about one-third of all deaths in the construction industry. Proper safety planning is essential for all work to be performed on a construction site, but is even more critical when it comes to working from heights. There are specific safety measures that contractors on a worksite must ensure are implemented in order to provide proper fall protection and fall prevention to workers that may be exposed to fall hazards.
SMB has handled more construction fall cases than any U.S. firm and knows, from firsthand experience, what management mistakes and shortcuts lead to tragic falls.