A construction worker faces a higher-than-average risk of being involved in a workplace accident. Every day, Colorado construction site employees put themselves in the line of danger when executing their jobs. While a machinery accident may result in only minor injuries, a crane accident can cause serious injuries or even death. Depending on the circumstances, workers’ compensation may be required as one means of providing financial support to victims unable to work for some period of time.
Fatal construction accidents are more common than many people may wish to know. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2012 data, the construction sector saw more deaths than any other in the state of Colorado. A total of 21 out of 82 workplace fatalities happened on construction sites. This is more than twice the number of deaths that occurred in the mining sector as well as in businesses in the transportation and warehousing industry.