It is difficult for many to make ends meet in today's economy and suffering an injury while working can make things even more difficult. Ohio residents know that while the holidays bring joy and happiness to many, those with financial or health-related problems can have a very difficult time as the holidays can bring added financial and emotional stress. One Ohio couple with three children is currently having a difficult time since the father, the only working parent, suffered a workplace injury to his back. He was employed as a seasonal roofer and has been out of work since the injury.
The construction workers that labor on the roads and highways which traverse Ohio are particularly vulnerable to tragic accidents involving vehicles traveling on these roads. Recently, a serious workplace accident occurred when a construction worker was hit and inured by a passing car in West Alexandria, Ohio.
Construction workers are particularly vulnerable during the months of summer and early fall when they are working on the dangerous highways of Ohio. Tragic workplace accidents can occur when motorists are not exercising the upmost caution as they approach a construction zone. This appears to be what happened recently when a 63-year-old construction worker was struck and killed by a motorist while working at an overpass construction zone in Avon, Ohio on I-90 Westbound.
Earlier this month, a construction worker suffered from a fall injury while working at a housing site in Spring Valley Township, Ohio. The man had been standing on floor joists -- the beams that run under and support a building's floors -- while handling particle board when the joists gave out from under him. It is estimated that he fell 10 to 15 feet in the workplace accident, landing in what will eventually be the house's basement.
In a very unfortunate job-related accident in Kent, Ohio, last week, a 49-year-old construction worker was killed. The man was working at a jobsite when he became pinned between a backhoe and a pile of concrete slabs, according to a news report.
Everyone in Ohio knows that racing cars is a dangerous sport. Incredibly high speeds and crowded tracks put drivers at great risk of wrecking and getting injured. One unfortunate construction worker was also just recently injured while working on a racetrack, according to news reports.
Construction is a dangerous profession. It involves powerful machinery, heavy materials and a lot can potentially go wrong even in the best of circumstances. In Ohio and elsewhere, construction workers suffer job injuries every day. It is therefore important to make sure constructions sites are as safe as possible.
Casino developer Rock Gaming has had two fairly similar construction catastrophes in Ohio this winter. In both Cleveland and Cincinnati, upper-story floors collapsed as they were being built. Both incidents occurred during the concrete-pouring phase of construction last month.
Late in the morning on Tuesday last week, a deadly accident took place on an Ohio construction worksite. A semi-truck struck three Ohio Turnpike Commission maintenance workers, severely injuring two and killing another. The driver of the truck was also severely injured. The workers were reportedly outside their maintenance vehicles at the time of the accident.
Injuries caused by conditions that violate the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's standards can cause employees in Ohio to file claims with the Ohio Bureau of Worker's Compensation.