Construction is a dangerous industry and the power tools used daily on the worksite can be the cause of serious accidents and injuries. This includes one of the most commonly used pneumatic tools on construction worksites, the jackhammer. Jackhammers are heavy, loud, and can cause devastating, long-term injuries.
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Types of Jackhammer Injuries
Because of their weight and constant noise, jackhammers can cause serious injuries to those workers using them or bystanders caught unaware. If a jackhammer falls over, crushing injuries are possible. Debris can be shot from the area where the jackhammer is being used, striking the worker or people nearby. And, using a jackhammer can cause strains and fatigue on a worker’s joints and muscles over a long period of time and damages to a worker’s hearing if they are not wearing proper protective equipment.
The most common types of jackhammer injuries on a construction site include:
- Cuts and bruises
- Broken bones
- Muscle fatigue
- Hand and arm injuries
- Foot and leg injuries
- Eye injuries
- Ear injuries
Jackhammer Safety Measures
When using any equipment, it is important that construction workers follow all safety guidelines for that piece of equipment and those recommended and enforced by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
When working with a jackhammer, a worker should always wear heavy gloves to reduce strain on the hands and arms and to ensure a strong grip. Workers should also wear safety boots to protect the feet and ankles, ear protection to prevent hearing loss, and safety goggles to protect vision and prevent potential vision loss.
Even when safety measures are taken, accidents can still occur.
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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