Category: Construction Site Accidents

Standing for Fallen Construction Workers

Standing for Fallen Construction Workers

May 15th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

The week of May 7-11, 2018, has been designated National Safety Stand Down to Prevent Falls in Construction. During that week, construction workers and employers are encouraged by NIOSH, OSHA, the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) and other industry stakeholders to stop work temporarily and discuss fall hazards and fall prevention on job […]

Construction Workers Continue to be Plagued by Fall Risks

May 2nd, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

All of us face risks in our jobs. From transportation-related injuries to carpal tunnel syndrome, these risks can be reduced if they are identified and steps are taken to protect workers. Several industries have implemented plans to tackle workplace health threats, such as asbestos exposure and electrocutions. When employers rise to meet the challenge, employees […]

Falls are the most common cause for construction deaths.

Nearly Half of All Construction Deaths are Fall-Related

March 15th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

A newly created database allowed researchers last month to determine that over 33 years, almost 50% of construction worker fatalities were caused by falls. Plus, more than 50% of workers who died did not have access to fall protection, according to a report from the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR). Compiling data from […]

Dallas Construction Accidents

Construction Work Accidents Still Significant Problem in Texas

January 12th, 2018 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

A review of some of the statistics on construction work accidents in Texas and across the country show concerning trends. In 2013, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics stated there were 493 fatal work injuries in Texas, and there were 527 in 2015. The Texas Tribune noted the state has seen the highest number of […]

Silica Rule and Its Impact on Construction Workers  

December 4th, 2017 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

Crystalline silica is a dangerous substance that has been shown to cause serious disease. To protect workers in the construction industry from exposure to silica, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has enacted a new safety rule that affects construction companies working with respirable silica. What Is Silica? Crystalline silica is a common mineral […]

Road Construction Safety

November 6th, 2017 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

With more than 7 million people in the metropolitan area, Dallas-Fort Worth is the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States. And, with that many people, come cars, buses and trucks and traffic. While the area ranks 151st in the world for traffic congestion, TomTom.com estimates that residents in the metropolitan area need 18 […]

Texas Needs to Do More to Protect Construction Workers

November 2nd, 2017 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

With more than 714,800 workers as of August, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), construction workers make up a significant chunk of the Texas workforce. Construction accounts for jobs ranging from building oil-field scaffolds to putting a new roof on a one-story house, but what most construction jobs have in common is an […]

Texas Personal Injury Lawyer

It might come as a surprise to some, but construction workers know all too well just how dangerous their work sites can be. Even casual observers of the news are accustomed to seeing headlines about scaffolding collapses or construction worker injuries on sites in Texas. The fact is, construction work is more dangerous than many […]

Texas Construction Site Injury Lawyer

How Pedestrians Can Stay Safe Near Construction Areas

May 3rd, 2016 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

When people think of construction-site injuries, they typically think of accidents involving on-site workers. And while a majority of these injuries do happen to workers, that isn’t the whole picture. Unsafe construction sites are a danger not only to workers, but also to those walking on or in the vicinity of a construction site. Pedestrians […]

Texas Work Injury Lawyer

The Real Connection Between Layoffs and Workplace Safety

March 10th, 2016 by Guajardo & Marks, LLP

If a worker is under a tremendous amount of pressure, their job performance inevitably suffers. If their job requires manual labor or the use of heavy equipment and machinery (construction or manufacturing jobs, for example), then this stress can create a disastrously unsafe work environment. The trend of layoffs, increased job demands and deteriorating workplace […]