Unsafe working conditions can result in many types of incidents, including caught-in-between accidents.
These accidents happen when workers get trapped or stuck between objects or machinery, which highlights the need for maintaining safe workplaces.
Approximately 65.5% of construction-related deaths happen because of Focus Four incidents, and one of those incidents is getting caught in between things. Unsafe work conditions make these accidents more likely in these ways:
To prevent these accidents, it is important to have good training, follow safety rules and communicate with co-workers.
Accidents like getting caught between things can cause serious injuries or even death. Crush injuries can lead to broken bones, internal injuries or losing a body part. If suffocation occurs, any delay in providing help can lead to severe brain damage. If a worker gets wedged between objects, it involves a painful process to get freed, which may leave a worker with life-altering injuries.
Even the safest worker has to rely on the employer to provide a safe working environment. When employers and employees work together, all construction sites can be a safe place for everyone.
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