Working on or with incomplete structures and buildings can be a dangerous job. Walls, roofs, and ceiling collapse that result in severe injuries or even death happen too frequently. This is the second leading cause of construction injuries in the U.S. Poor supervision, unsafe working conditions and lack of training are all common factors that cause these collapses. Others include:
- Heavy equipment failure. Large construction machinery malfunction or operator negligence can easily result in a catastrophic accident.
- Unsafe design. A roof or a wall needs to have proper support in order to ensure its stability.
- Dangerous structural changes. These changes should not be performed without consulting an expert first, as a building may not keep its structural integrity and may lead to collapse.
- Falling materials and heavy objects which can cause a roof to collapse.
Common roof and wall collapse injuries:
Injuries resulted from these accidents are often severe and can lead to death. Here, at John M. O’Brien & Associates, we recognize the gravity of these injuries, and we are prepared to help you in your recovery process and make sure you are adequately compensated.