Construction accidents often occur because contractors are attempting to meet deadlines or cut corners to keep costs down. Unfortunately, when a contractor uses poor materials, ignores required safety procedures, or skips important steps, construction workers can be seriously injured or killed.
Ensuring that floors are stable, properly supported, and fit to endure the stresses of construction is an important part of keeping employees and anyone else in the area safe from floor collapses. When this isn’t done, lives are endangered.
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Causes of Floor Collapse Accidents
When constructing a floor, it is important to consider gravity and the force of a load on the structure. If a floor isn’t properly supported, or it is prematurely constructed, the floor could collapse.
Common causes of floor collapse accidents include the following:
- Failure to use safety equipment – Employers are required to provide personal protective equipment to their employees, including safety helmets and harnesses. If a worker is involved in a floor collapse without this important safety equipment, they could be seriously or fatally injured.
- Lack of supports – If the supports used in floor construction are not adequate or they are nonexistent, the floor may not be able to bear the weight of the concrete.
- Constructed floors are too heavy – Many floor collapses occur during or shortly after the concrete is being poured to create the floor. This occurs because the concrete is too heavy for the shoring or temporary supports that are in place.
Following a floor collapse accident, it is important to determine who may be at fault. If the accident is due to negligence, many parties could be found liable for your injuries and damages, including medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and wrongful death.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to negligence on the job site or a defective product, an experienced personal injury lawyer can review your claim and determine if there were unsafe working conditions, potential OSHA violations, and other hazards that may have existed at the time of your accident. They will also determine who may be liable for your injuries and damages and what compensation you may be entitled to.
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