Construction Worker Dies in Construction Accident in Greenville County, South Carolina
GREENVILLE COUNTY, SC- Foxcarolina.com writes that a construction worker died late last week in an accident at a construction site in Greenville, South Carolina. Reports indicate that the victim was a 22-year-old man from Lenoir, North Carolina. The crew was installing roof panels on a warehouse when the worker fell.*
The worker’s death was from blunt force trauma to his head and torso. The Coroner’s Report indicates that the death is being considered accidental.
Construction workers have one of the most dangerous jobs in the country. These workers often sustain severe injuries during the course of their employment, and in 2017, 971 construction workers died on the job. More construction worker fatalities are caused by falls than any other accident type. In 2017, 366 people died in falls at construction sites.
When accidents take place at construction sites or other workplaces, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigates those incidents. In many cases, the investigation will reveal information indicating that the site failed to abide by proper safety regulations. OSHA points out that these accidental deaths do not have to happen; they can be prevented.
OSHA has a fall prevention campaign that is intended to raise awareness about safety on sites where workers are at risk of falling. The campaign reminds employers to make plans that include safety considerations, provide the workers with proper safety equipment, and train employees on how to use all of the equipment. Employers face severe penalties when workers are injured or killed in preventable workplace accidents. The supervisors can be held accountable for failing to create a safe environment for workers. When it comes to safety, laziness on a construction site can lead to tragedy.
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Source:https://www.foxcarolina.com/news/coroner-construction-worker-dies-after-falling-at-greenville-work-site/article_e4447554-13c2-11ea-8d93-9f31568adc88.html and https://www.osha.gov/stopfalls/