Driving past a construction site, an individual may not realize that the workers’ efforts benefit the area. The buildings they put together in Denver safely house businesses and allow for people to receive medical care or go shopping or earn a living. When an incident occurs and causes on-the-job injury cases, the entire community may be affected because not only is someone hurt, but construction may be halted. It is imperative for companies to take care of the workers who do so much to contribute to the growth of a community.
The Workers Defense Project is a group that helps ensure employees who work in construction get the necessary training. The group noted that 126 construction workers were killed in Texas alone in 2012, making it the deadliest state in the country for the industry. What’s more, one in five workers in Austin have had an on-the-job injury, as illustrated by a recent incident in the downtown area.