If you are a California construction worker, then you know more than anyone else that working high above the ground and handling potentially dangerous equipment throughout the day, you are at a higher risk of injury than those employed in most other professions. It shouldn’t come as any surprise, then, that fatal accidents occur more frequently at construction sites than in most other workplaces through the United States, and of course, including California.

Fatalities or wrongful death accidents at construction sites can occur in the following situations:

1.  Construction workers falling from scaffolding or ladders;
2.  Scaffolding collapse;
3.  Welding accidents or burns;
4.  Explosions;
5.  Heavy equipment falls; causing fatal head wounds or the like;
6.  Walls, roof or other parts of a structure collapse;
7.  Defective equipment;
8.  Electrocution;