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Long Beach Construction Accident Attorneys

Did you sustain catastrophic injuries or was your loved one killed in a construction accident in Long Beach. You should not have to struggle with daily life when your accident was the result of another party’s negligence.

Make sure that you contact The May Firm. We can assess all of your legal options when you call (844) 629-3476 or contact us online to receive a free consultation.

Frequency of Long Beach Construction Accidents

In August 2018, Mayor Robert Garcia discusses 75 proposed, entitled, or in-construction projects in Long Beach. The projects included a $195 million Broadway Block project, a project to deliver 694 residential units to 600 West Broadway, a project to bring 750 new residential units to One Golden Shore Avenue, a project to create 189 units in an eight-story, 85-foot tall building at Broadway and Promenade, and a project to add 94 units to the Shoreline Gateway Tower and make it the tallest building in the city.

According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 20.7 percent of the 4,674 worker fatalities in private industry in 2017, or one in every five worker deaths, were in construction. OSHA refers to the four most common causes of private sector worker deaths (excluding highway collisions) in the construction industry as the “Fatal Four.”

Falls, struck by object, electrocution, and caught-in/between are the Fatal Four. Caught-in/between includes construction workers killed when caught-in or compressed by equipment or objects, and struck, caught, or crushed in collapsing structure, equipment, or material.

Fatal Four deaths accounted for 59.9 percent of construction worker deaths in 2017. Falls accounted for 381 out of 971 total deaths, or 39.2 percent, in construction in 2017, struck by object accounted for 80 deaths or 8.2 percent, electrocutions accounted for 71 deaths or 7.3 percent, and caught-in/between accounted for 50 deaths or 5.1 percent.

Fall protection in construction, hazard communication standard in general industry, scaffolding general requirements in construction, respiratory protection in general industry, ladders in construction, powered industrial trucks in general industry, fall protection training requirements, machinery and machine guarding general requirements, and eye and face protection were the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards violated in fiscal year 2018 (October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018).

Causes of Long Beach Construction Accidents

Construction sites are very busy scenes of activity, and people can be injured in any number of common accidents in these settings. Some of the most common causes of accidents include, but are not limited to:

  • Burn injuries
  • Welding accidents
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Chemical spills
  • Violence by co-workers
  • Ladder accidents
  • Collapsing floors
  • Trench collapses
  • Forklift accidents
  • Crane accidents
  • Fires
  • Structure collapses
  • Heat stroke
  • Defective machinery or equipment
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Falls from unguarded heights
  • Demolition accidents
  • Scaffolding failures
  • Falling objects
  • Electrocutions
  • Saw accidents and nail gun injuries
  • Heavy machinery accidents
  • Elevator accidents
  • Repetitive motion injuries
  • Injuries caused by co-workers
  • Explosions
  • Operator negligence
  • Exposure to harmful substances
  • Lead poisoning
  • Acts of violence by co-worker

The May Firm also helps individuals who have suffered respiratory or asbestos-related illnesses relating to exposure on construction sites.

Types of Long Beach Construction Accident Injuries

Construction workers use large and heavy machinery that can greatly affect the severity of their injuries in some cases. The nature of injuries can vary depending on the type of accident a person was involved in, but some of the most common kinds of injuries include without being limited to:

  • Internal organ injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Sprains
  • Lacerations
  • Fractures
  • Paralysis
  • Neck injuries
  • Herniated Disk
  • Muscle strains
  • Burn injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries

If a person dies because of a construction accident, then that individual’s family may be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit to recover damages for support they have lost.

Contact a Construction Accident Attorney in Long Beach

If you suffered severe injuries or your loved one was killed in a construction accident caused by another party’s negligence in Long Beach, it will be very important for you to find yourself qualified legal counsel. The May Firm has been named one of America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators and are members of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Our firm will fight to make sure that you recover every last dollar you are entitled to. We will take the time to explain all of your legal rights to you when you call (844) 629-3476 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation.

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