Florida Construction Injury Lawyer: Two Construction Workers Dead in Texas

As a Miami Construction Site Injury Lawyer, I constantly get feedback and notifications regarding deadly construction site accidents.  The newest tragedy occurred early Monday morning when two construction site workers were attempting to reinforce a 40-year old retaining wall in Jacksonville, Texas.  While taking a brief break from their duties, a 30 foot section of that wall toppled over – crushing and killing the construction workers immediately upon impact.

At this point, it is unclear as to the cause of the giant wall to collapse, or whether anything could have been done to prevent this tragedy.  Undoubtedly, when a person signs up to be a construction worker, he or she certainly acknowledges the risks associated with such a dangerous profession.  Nevertheless, federal, state, and local regulations exist to ensure that construction sites are maintained in the safest possible fashion.  Yet, construction site accidents continue to occur, despite strict regulations in place to protect the safety of our workers.

Unbeknownst to many, construction workers’ lives are constantly at risk while working to repair, renovate, or construct public highways, roadways, etc.  Why put their lives at risk?  Perhaps Cherokee County Sheriff James Campbell said it best when commenting about the tragedy in Jacksonville: “The problem they were going to try to help fix is what killed them.”

By: Brandon Stein

Florida Construction Injury Lawyer: The Importance of OSHA Regulations

As the inaugural post at Construction Site Injury News, I believe it is most appropriate to write a brief comment on the importance of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s regulations.  The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or “OSHA” for short, has a primary mission of ensuring the safety and health of construction workers on job sites.  If you, or someone you know works in construction, then please be sure to tell them about Construction Site Injury News, which is the leading source of construction site news.

State funded construction projects, which are mostly funded by either state or local government, are required to meet or exceed OSHA’s standards and regulations.  If you are currently working in construction, then I cannot stress the importance of reading up and gaining knowledge about OSHA.

For more information on OSHA regulations, please visit OSHA’s website at www.osha.gov.

By: Brandon Stein