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Increase in Sacramento Construction Projects Raises Accident Prevention Awareness

By Kelly Balamuth on March 26, 2010

According to a recent Sacramento Bee story, the $1.08 billion “Big Build” construction project at the Sacramento International Airport is supplying 400 workers with employment. As the construction industry receives a boost from an increase in public projects, job safety and accident prevention awareness are of the utmost importance. The building of a new airport terminal requires adhering to many rules and regulations, and a lot of employee training, all while promoting a safe work environment and creating a secure finished product for public use.

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) – a government agency working to prevent injury and fatality in the construction field – notes that more than 11 million construction workers perform their job within potentially hazardous conditions. Whether a construction worker is performing a task at great heights, surrounded by heavy machinery or equipment, underground, or near electricity, employers, contractors, sub-contractors, and managers are responsible for adequately training that construction worker, maintaining safety, and enforcing federal and state regulations. The NIOSH also reports that approximately 8% of workers in the United States operate in construction; however, about 22% of U.S. work-related fatalities belong to the construction industry.

If you or a loved one has been injured in a construction accident in Northern California due to another person’s negligence, the experienced construction accident lawyers at the Law Office of Balamuth Harrington, LLP can help. Our skilled personal injury attorneys can assist those affected by construction site falls, crane accidents, compressed gas hazards, scaffolding accidents, defective and dangerous machines, accidents involving welding, cutting, and brazing, as well as mechanical hazards. Contact the Law Office of Balamuth Harrington, LLP today to find out how we may be able to help you obtain compensation for your construction accident injuries. Call 888-254-1234 for more information.


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