According to 2017 statistics from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), falls were the leading cause of death on constructions sites. Falls accounted for 39.2% of all construction-related deaths.
Construction workers use all types of ladders for all types of jobs. From painting to roofing, the use of a ladder can help speed up a project and increase efficiency.
For several years now, it's been well-known that firefighters suffer from cancer at a much higher rate than the general population.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced on April 22 that they'd be fining Disney for $13,260. In their statement, they noted that a supervisor at one of their Florida theme parks and another at one of their resorts failed to report worker injuries in a timely fashion.
Being injured at work isn't a pleasant experience. Some individuals who have to deal with this worry about what is going to happen with their job duties if they are unable to return. Others might also be concerned about retaliation from the employer because any form of retaliation is strictly forbidden. We know that this is a difficult situation, but workers' compensation can help address these issues.
It's easy to understand why roofers experience a lot of danger on the job. If they're working 30 feet off the ground on a two-story house, a fall can be dramatic and deadly. For construction workers who may be hundreds of feet off of the ground, an uncontrolled fall may simply not be survivable. Anything over 50 feet is very likely to be deadly.