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The most common causes of construction and industrial accidents

Illinois residents who are employed in the construction and industrial fields probably know that they might be at risk for suffering an on-the-job injury on any given day at work. However, knowing this, most workers take every safety precaution they can to avoid suffering an injury or becoming ill on the job.

Still, accidents can and do often happen. There are some particularly common causes of construction and industrial accidents that our readers in Illinois should know about.

First, there is the risk of falling, as many construction workers are doing their job at elevated heights. A fall from a roof, ladder or scaffolding could result in a variety of injuries, including muscle sprains and broken bones.

Next, there is the risk that something could fall on the worker. The most common prevention device with respect to this risk is now seen on almost every construction site: hardhats.

After that, it is important for workers to understand the risks involved with any machinery they are operating. Many construction and industrial worksites involve the use of heavy machinery, making the job sites more hazardous. Forklifts and nail guns, for example, are the cause of many on-the-job injuries. It is also possible for workers to be crushed in between objects, or at least to have one of their body parts crushed between objects.

There are many different risks for workers in Illinois on construction and industrial worksites. The more aware of these dangers that workers are, the better they can, hopefully, avoid them. However, it is an unfortunate reality that worksite accidents and injuries are fairly common. Any workers in Illinois who suffers such an injury may want to make sure that they understand their legal options.

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