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Safety at the Construction Site

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The construction industry is the largest industry in the United States and unfortunately construction site accidents kill and injure thousands of workers each year. Numbers show 1 of 10 workers suffers some kind of on-the-job injury, making a construction site an accident waiting to happen. Every day we see federal reports that reveal an increase in accidents on construction sites. Seven percent of all work-related accidents occur on construction sites, but sixteen percent of all deaths on the job result from construction site fatalities.

Did you know that a recent report indicated that more Americans died in the workplace in 2009 than during the entire Iraq War? In fact, workplace accidents cause thousands of on-the-job injuries every year in Texas. The question is, why? Why is there a continued rise in accidents and deaths in construction sites? The main reason is because employers at many construction sites across the country do not stress safety.

If a worker or a family member is injured or killed on the job, an experienced personal injury attorney should be consulted as soon as possible in order to preserve potential legal claims and rights. At Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend, we have successfully fought for over 65 years to get courts to use Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) safety regulations as the employers' "proper standards" of care.

Benny Agosto, Jr. is a partner at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend in Houston, Texas. For over 65 years, Abraham Watkins has successfully represented injured people and families who fall victim to catastrophes. Our attorneys have the knowledge, experience and resources necessary to obtain just compensation their clients. For more information, please contact the office of Benny Agosto, Jr. at Abraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Friend, by letter 800 Commerce Street, Houston, Texas 77002, or by phone 713-396-3964.

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