Work-related accidents often occur in jobs involving construction. Statistically, approximately 20% of work-related fatalities in the private sector occur on construction sites. These events can often be attributed to different site or training flaws. Improperly stored materials are just one of the potential causes of these work hazards, and they can also be correlated with poor training. It is, therefore, an employer’s duty to make sure that all the employees working on the site are fully prepared for the job and aware of the safety guidelines they must follow.
Improperly stored materials are a safety hazard in a busy workplace where every employee focuses on his or her particular tasks, often neglecting what is going on around them.
A wide array of accidents can take place due to materials that are negligently placed on the working site, instead of being piled or properly stacked in the designated storage area, as required.
Some of the most frequent injuries that can arise from lack of compliance with safety procedures at work are:
The staff who is in charge of storing the materials, as well as the rest of the team should pay attention to how the materials are stored and take measures to minimize the risk of accidents related to improper storage.
If you have been injured on the job, due to improperly stored materials, we can help you file a claim. Contact the skilled attorneys at John M. O'Brien & Associates and find out what steps you should take in order to recover a fair financial compensation for your damages.