Indianapolis Serious Injury Lawyer Discusses Construction Safety
Construction is one of the most dangerous professions in the United States. The opportunity for injuries from falls from heights (such as from a ladder, scaffold or even through a floor hole), from heavy equipment, trench collapses, electrocution, explosions, objects falling from height and many others. We send our thoughts and prayers to the family of a northern Indiana construction worker who, yesterday, fell from a roof resulting in wrongful death. David W. Gingery was cleaning a roof when the fall occurred. Details are not fully known but either the roof collapsed or the safety cable Mr. Gingery was using at the time to protect himself failed.
The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is charged with investigating the facts of Mr. Gingery’s death, as well as any other construction accident resulting in death or serious injury to multiple construction workers. Indiana has adopted the Federal OSHA rules and regulations for the safety of construction workers. This is administered under the Indiana Department of Labor. You may visit their website at http://www.in.gov/dol/iosha.htm. The rules and regulations enforced by IOSHA can be found at http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owasrch.search_form?p_doc_type=STANDARDS&p_toc_level=1&p_keyvalue=Construction. These rules and regulations cover all of the different facets of Construction safety. It is our hope that all Indiana employers strive to meet all these rules and regulations for the safety of their employees and all other workers on the site.