Even though companies and workers do their best to avoid accidents at their place of employment, there is no guarantee that this is going to happen. Some workplaces are dangerous, especially those related to the construction industry.
According to recent reports, two construction workers were injured in a workplace construction accident during the afternoon hours of Monday, May 5, 2014.
A spokeswoman noted that the accident in Town Center, on Columbus Street, happened when a beam fell from above. As a result, two workers were hit and knocked to the ground. One of the workers was standing below the beam when he was hit. The other was working in a hydraulic cherry picker, which he fell out of as a result of the accident. Both of the workers involved in the accident suffered injuries.
Regardless of the location or how safe companies and workers attempt to be, work accidents can and do happen from time to time. In the case of this accident, indications are that both men were doing their job when a beam fell, knocking them both down to the ground and causing injury.
There are steps that companies and workers can take to avoid work accidents, but there is no way of saying for sure that a construction site, in particular, is going to be 100 percent safe at all times. With so many people and moving parts, there are times when a worker is going to be injured, or even killed.
Anybody who works in the construction industry realizes that accidents can occur due to the negligence of another party.
Source: WVEC, “Two injured in Virginia Beach construction accident” No author given, May. 05, 2014