The Department of Labor and Industries is investigating the cause of the construction accident. The United States Department of Labor reported 88 scaffold accidents that resulted in deaths in 2007. Every year, there are approximately 4,500 construction injury accidents attributed to scaffolding. Many scaffolding accidents are attributed to either the planking or support giving way, the worker slipping or from falling objects.
OSHA investigates most scaffolding accidents to determine if the accident was caused by faulty scaffolding design or construction or the lack of safety precautions.
This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We represent people who have been seriously injured in construction and industrial accidents and the family of those killed.
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