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4 Tips for Preventing Construction Accidents

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on July 17, 2013

One of the booming industries in Texas is construction, but it’s also one of the most dangerous industries and leads to many deaths every year. If you are a construction worker, it’s important to know how you can prevent construction accidents. Here are four tips for how you can prevent construction accidents:

  • Request safety meetings: If you are in charge of a construction crew, you should initiate daily or weekly safety meetings, and if you are on a crew, you should request them. At these meetings, construction workers should be reminded to stay focused, and have key safety topics reviewed that the crew might be dealing with that day, such as how to be safe when operating a backhoe in a high-risk area.
  • Stay hydrated: Especially in the Texas heat, it’s vital to make sure you are always drinking water or electrolyte replacement drinks in order to prevent dehydration. Hydration is linked to alertness, fatigue, concentration and many other factors.
  • Be visible: One of the main reasons construction accidents occur is that workers never saw the victim. Try to wear bright colored clothing, vests and bright helmets. Never wear camouflage or clothing that would make you blend in with your surroundings.
  • Check your steps: A leading cause of construction accidents is when operators or drivers fall when climbing in or out of cabs on construction vehicles. Make sure if an extra step or guardrail is needed that a mechanic adds it before its too late.

Even if you are careful while working at a work site, you could still be the victim of a Texas construction accident due to the negligence of someone else. If you or a loved one were injured in a construction accident, you deserve compensation. Contact the Law Offices of W.T. Johnson today and set-up your free, no-obligation consultation.

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