Thursday, October 9th, 2014
Avoid Injury on Construction Sites with Help from Leading Atlanta Law Firm Pope and Howard, P.C.
Police recently confirmed the death of a worker at a Roswell, GA construction site. Mr. Jose Castillo, 40, died after falling down some stairs at the site.
In the Unites States, there are nearly 6.5 million construction workers at… Read More
Monday, May 12th, 2014
Construction sites are full of potentially hazardous situations and materials. Falls, collapses, and toxic substances are just a few of the dangers that construction site visitors and workers face. It’s important to follow preventative safety measures at construction sites to keep a visit or work day injury-free.
Our team at Pope & Howard, P.C. has… Read More
Thursday, December 5th, 2013
On December 3rd, 2013, a construction worker performing a routine inspection on Clifton Road slipped and fell into a deep hole. He was temporarily submerged in water until the DeKalb County Fire and Rescue crews arrived on the scene and used a crane to lift him out.
Since the accident occurred on the new Emory… Read More
Friday, November 22nd, 2013
For contracting company Hansen, Yuncken and Leighton (HYLC), the third time is definitely not the charm. Despite hurried assurances that workplace safety is a “top priority,” the third accident in three weeks at the Royal Adelaide Hospital Site prompted workers to walk off the site.
And as well they should have. According to CFMEU assistant… Read More
Monday, November 18th, 2013
Despite stricter OSHA regulations and the scrutiny placed on the construction industry, construction sites remain some of the most dangerous places to work. As Atlanta trial attorneys who specialize in construction and industrial accident cases, we at Pope & Howard, P.C. come face-to-face with the consequences of ineffective, poorly enforced safety programs on a regular… Read More
Monday, October 14th, 2013
You don’t have to look far to see the devastating effects of unsafe construction site practices. Just this week, a construction worker at the site of the new San Francisco 49ers stadium was killed when he was struck by a bundle of steel being unloaded from his truck.
As personal injury attorneys who handle injuries… Read More
Tuesday, October 1st, 2013
Anyone who has worked in an industrial facility or a construction site knows the basics of safety—wear a body harness if you know you’ll be working on scaffolding, check ladders for integrity before you climb them, and remove all unnecessary equipment from common walkways.
While all these tips for preventing construction site… Read More
Wednesday, August 21st, 2013
According to the Occupational Safety & Health Administration, 17.6% of 4,188 worker fatalities in 2011 occurred in the construction industry. Over a third of these construction-related deaths resulted from a fall, with a significant percentage caused by electrocution or falling objects.
Construction is inherently dangerous work, but it doesn’t have to be fatal. By following… Read More
Thursday, June 27th, 2013
Four construction workers were hurt after a barn frame collapsed on Saturday in College Station, Texas. The accident occurred at an $80 million-dollar Texas A&M University equestrian complex that is under construction about a mile from the main campus, CBS Atlanta reports.
Twisted metal beams from the 300-foot barn were seen at… Read More
Monday, December 12th, 2011
A worker in Alpharetta was taken to the hospital for injuries that resulted from a garbage truck towing a trailer striking his utility truck. The worker was displaced 20 feet from the bucketattached to the utility truck. The utility worker is expected to make a full recovery.
The driver of the garbage… Read More