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How can your coworkers on scaffolds cause construction injuries?

On Behalf of | Mar 22, 2024 | blog, Construction Accidents

Construction sites are full of areas that can lead to major accidents. One of the most dangerous structures on these sites is scaffolding.

Hurt workers may want to seek fair compensation for their injuries on scaffolds if their coworkers are at fault.


People on scaffolds often move around quickly while carrying heavy equipment and materials. This can sometimes lead to collisions. A coworker accidentally hitting or striking another worker can result in injuries ranging from head trauma to deep cuts.

Pushes and shoves

Working at heights is a regular part of construction work, whether it is on scaffolds or elevated platforms. Unfortunately, falls are among the most common accidents on construction sites, and they can happen when coworkers do not pay attention to their surroundings and mistakenly push or shove another worker.

Falling objects

In a fast-paced scaffolding environment, people constantly move and lift objects. When coworkers are not careful or fail to communicate well, they can drop materials or debris. These falling objects then strike the head or back of a worker, leaving behind injuries.


Construction sites and scaffolds typically have a lot of electrical equipment and wiring present. Coworkers may cause a worker to come into contact with live wires or faulty equipment. This action then results in electric shocks or painful electrocution for this worker.

In the blink of an eye, a worker could have to deal with an injury that makes it hard to drive or even walk. Construction accidents can create physical and mental scars that last a lifetime.


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