OSHA reports that among construction site injuries, falls are some of the most fatal. In fact, in 2012 alone, falls accounted for nearly 30 percent of all construction site fatalities. To increase awareness of fall hazards and help prevent them from happening, OSHA has dedicated the week of June 2nd as National Fall Prevention Stand-Down.
A Safety Stand-Down is an event in which workers are provided information that can help prevent accidents. OSHA has partnered with the Center for Construction Research and Training, the American Society of Safety Engineers, the National Safety Council, and others to assist groups such as trade associations, employers, and federal, state and local governmental agencies relay safety information to workers. Organizations who complete the Stand-Down will be able to download certificates indicating their participation.
The West Virginia accident attorneys at Hewitt & Salvatore applaud the efforts of OSHA to increase awareness of workplace hazards, but know these efforts cannot help those who have already suffered injury. Nor can a Safety Stand-Down provide justice for families who have lost a loved one in a construction accident. For those issues, you need an experienced attorney who can take your case as far as necessary to secure the full compensation you are due.
To schedule a consultation with one of our experienced West Virginia accident attorneys, please contact Hewitt & Salvatore, PLLC today. We maintain offices in Fayetteville and Beckley, but can come to you if your injuries prohibit travel.