Greenville Construction Site Injury Lawyer
A person injured on a construction site may be able to file two different types of South Carolina claims. If the injury is a result of someone else’s negligence then a lawsuit may be appropriate.
If the injury occurred while on the job then a construction injury workers’ compensation claim is appropriate.
Safety Equipment, Proper Procedures Essential
Workers more than six feet above the ground or at a lower level are at risk for death or serious injury in the event of a fall. Anyone working at a height of six feet or above needs to be provided with the fall safety equipment that is appropriate for the job at hand. Depending on the context, this may mean a guardrail system, a safety net system or a personal fall arrest harness. It almost goes without saying that all fall protection equipment should be kept in good condition and workers should be trained in its use.
Preventing falls is not just a matter of equipment though. Every construction employer should have a written fall prevention plan. Before each project, potential fall hazards should be identified, and daily walk-around should be conducted to map new potential hazards as they arise. When something has to be done at a height of over six feet, if possible, potential fall risk should be eliminated completely by rescheduling the task, isolating the task or changing the task.