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What are proper procedures to avoid a scaffolding accident?

People who work in construction in Saginaw and throughout the state understand the risks of their chosen vocations when they take the jobs. There's an inherent danger for a construction worker accident when there is heavy machinery, large tools, significant heights at which the workers are stationed, and other factors that are imperative when working in the construction industry. Scaffolds are often needed to complete various forms of work.

Saginaw construction workers have rights after an injury

Michigan workers are tough, especially construction workers, who put up with the grind of a difficult and dangerous job. Not everyone knows the difficulty of waking up with back pain and enduring aches throughout a day of grueling physical labor. Nevertheless, these individuals continue to show up to do their job. At some point, however, it is in everyone's best interest to take stock of their condition.

Growing concern for workers in construction zones

The warmer months often mean more construction on the roads in states like Michigan. But no matter what time of year it is, vehicles are often traveling through and near worksites. This could create risks for both drivers and workers. If a driver is not paying adequate attention or is traveling too fast in a work zone, a serious construction accident could be the result.

Man killed in another serious accident on Michigan jobsite

A 36-year-old crane-operator was killed this past week after being ejected from his crane after the machine overturned. The incident occurred at a steel plan in Michigan. According to reports, the man's death was ruled accidental by the county coroner. The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration, however, is initiating an investigation into the incident.

Michigan workers urged to protect eyes, avoid serious accidents

As Michigan residents may already know, March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month. As a result, the American Academy of Ophthalmology is pushing a campaign to encourage safe work practices across the country. In fact, the construction industry is one of the main three industries where eye injuries occur. Since over 300,000 workers visit the hospital every year because of eye injuries in the workplace, the campaign has its work cut out for it.

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