June 21, 2018

Ellis Law Corporation

Construction Accidents

3 Major New Construction Projects in Los Angeles

Major new construction activity is taking place all over California, keeping pace with the hum of economic activity generally. The 5 largest projects that began in 2017 all had budgets of over $1 billion, according to ENR California. Although new construction is happening everywhere in the Golden State, with a $1.4 billion California High-Speed Rail…

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April 17, 2018

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Construction Accidents

3 Causes of Electrocution on Construction Sites

Construction sites can be dangerous places. Workers are at risk for falls and for being caught between objects. But one of the most pressing dangers construction workers face is electrocution. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) compiles a “Fatal Four” report of the most common construction site accidents and electrocution is on the…

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April 10, 2018

Ellis Law Corporation

Construction Accidents

7 Reasons Construction Accidents Happen

Along with mining and logging, construction ranks among the most dangerous industries to work in. The latest figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that some 180 workplace fatalities took placed in southern California last year, including Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, Ventura and Orange Counties. Many of these deaths occurred on building…

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3 Tragic Crane Collapses

Skyscrapers and other big buildings are modern marvels that push the boundaries of engineering capabilities. Plenty of construction projects are executed without major accidents, but all it takes is one mistake around a giant crane to cause the tragic loss of human life. Some of these tragic crane collapses have taken place right here in…

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6 Hardest Jobs on a Construction Site

In 2015, 388 workers in California died on the job. This equates to more than one fatality every day of the year. Among all the industries monitored by the California Department of Industrial Relations and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction remains one of the most dangerous. Hazardous workplace conditions plague numerous fields today,…

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May 11, 2017

Ellis Law Corporation

Construction Accidents

Employer Liability in Electrocution Accidents

Whether caused by a known electrical hazard, a sudden electrical explosion, high voltage wiring, or OSHA safety standard violations, there are many scenarios where an employer could be held liable for a construction worker’s electrocution injuries. Lack of protective equipment, improper training, poor inspection protocols, and inadequate maintenance are all factors where employers may be…

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Construction Injuries that Result in Paralysis

OSHA statistics paint a grim picture for construction worker safety in the United States. Tens of thousands of construction workers are seriously harmed on the job every year, and falls are the number one cause of life-threatening and fatal injuries. When accidental falls and other mishaps crush or damage the spinal cord, partial or complete…

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