Construction workers on the job

How Are Construction Workers Hurt on the Job?

Construction workers often put their lives at risk in order to complete a job.

In fact, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), there are nearly 5,000 construction worker deaths each year in the United States.

While many of these fatalities are from falls or being struck by objects, construction workers also frequently sustain injuries from other sources. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the most common ways that construction workers get injured on the job.

Struck-By Accidents

One of the most common ways construction workers get hurt is by being struck by objects. This can include anything from falling tools to debris that has been dislodged from a construction site. In fact, being struck by an object is one of the leading causes of death for construction workers.


Another common injury sustained by construction workers is electrocution. This can happen when workers come into contact with live electrical wires or equipment. According to NIOSH, electrocutions accounted for nearly 400 construction worker deaths between 2011 and 2015.

Musculoskeletal Injuries

Construction workers also frequently suffer from musculoskeletal injuries. These are injuries to the muscles, tendons, or ligaments caused by repetitive motions or overexertion. Some common examples of musculoskeletal injuries sustained by construction workers include carpal tunnel syndrome and tendonitis.

Construction workers face a variety of dangers while on the job. While many of these injuries are minor, some can be quite serious or even fatal. It is important for construction workers to be aware of the risks involved in their work and take steps to protect themselves from injury.

We Can Help Injured Construction Workers

If you’ve been hurt on the job, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Don’t hesitate to reach out to our skilled team right away to learn more about what we can do to help with your case.

Call the Ozone Park lawyers at The Cassisi Law Firm today at (718) 524-3398 to speak with an experienced attorney about your construction injury case.



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