Industrial Accidents in Portland
Lawyer for Serious Construction Site Accidents in Oregon
Injuries caused by industrial accidents are often much more serious than injuries caused by other home or workplace accidents. The inherent danger in many industrial worksites is because of the weight and size of machinery, the height involved in most industrial construction projects, pressurized elements, and hazardous materials. All of these circumstances could result in serious injuries to workers.
Injured? Speak with our Portland personal injury lawyer at your earliest convenience.
Very often, unsafe work conditions are to blame for the nearly 1,000 deaths in the United States each year from industrial accidents. More than 7 million people work in the construction industry in this country. Most of the catastrophic injuries and wrongful deaths at industrial work sites are the result of accidents involving cranes, defective machinery, scaffolds, exposure to dangerous gases, falls, and falling objects.
The most common cause of serious injuries at industrial work sites is falling. Many variables relate to falls in the industrial setting, but a common one attends to be when a worker accidently walks off a construction elevator platform or loses his or her balance on the elevator. When such a fall occurs, it is not uncommon to discover that the employer's company failed to ensure that workers were wearing safety belts, harnesses, or lead lines.
United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) makes every effort to ensure that all workplaces are safe. OSHA establishes safety standards, conducts workplace inspections and testing, and enforces safety requirements by fining violators. Preventable accidents, however, still occur. If you or a loved one were seriously injured in an industrial accident, we can help you pursue compensation. Contact our firm at your earliest convenience for dedicated legal assistance during each step of your case.