Construction company owners in Georgia and across the country are required to provide safe workplace environments in which no known hazards exist. While construction sites must be assessed for safety hazards, architectural plans must be followed to avoid unexpected workplace injuries. A construction worker in another state died when a contractor decided to deviate from approved building plans.
The safety of workers in construction zones on Georgia roads will always be cause for concern. In addition to the hazards posed by the type of work they do and the hazardous equipment they use, construction workers have to keep a constant lookout for negligent drivers. A fatal construction zone incident recently occurred on an Interstate highway in another state.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating a workplace accident that occurred recently at a Georgia tire company. The plant is under construction, and the worker who suffered workplace injuries was part of a construction crew. OSHA is working on determining the circumstances that led to the worker's fall.
It is not uncommon for several companies to be involved in construction projects, and worker safety is the responsibility of construction company owners, contractors and subcontractors. Construction workers in Georgia are equally as exposed to safety hazards as those in other states. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched an investigation into three companies in another state after the tragic death of a worker on a recent Sunday morning.