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What can cause debris to fall on a construction site?

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The construction accident lawyers at Whiting Law Group, Ltd. understand how difficult it can be to identify the right legal action if you are in a construction site accident and you’re unsure about what to do next.

 

Top Causes of Falling Debris

There are a number of activities that take place on construction sites that can lead to falling debris injuries. Below are a few of the most common examples:

  • Insufficient barricades: Pedestrians should be kept at a sufficient distance from a construction site so as to prevent injuries from falling objects. Since all pedestrians casually walking near a construction site cannot be expected to don a hard hat, pedestrians should not be allowed anywhere near zones where debris might fall.
  • Insufficient signage: All access points to construction sites should be accompanied by clearly visible signs instructing everyone on the site to don a hard hat.
  • Failing to inspect equipment: Debris can fall when the hooks, cords, and other devices used to secure objects to cranes, hoists, and other objects became old and weak. These devices should be inspected regularly for wear and tear. Any equipment that exhibits any flaws should be replaced immediately.
  • Failing to secure tools and other equipment: Tools are commonly the culprits of falling-object injuries. Because tools must frequently be moved around a construction site, they are often left unsecured. But any time workers are working above an area where people may be walking, all tools should be secured to prevent their falling on other people.

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