Every spring and summer brings business for New Jersey construction workers who are called upon to fix roof damage or repair potholes. Business may be even better for construction workers as the cruel winter of 2010 - 2011 finally departs. However, as the busy season begins, it is important for roofers and construction workers to know how to stay safe from the dangers of asphalt fumes.
Potential Problems from Asphalt Fumes
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)*, some of the problems associated with asphalt fumes include:
- Skin rashes
- Throat and eye irritation
- Skin cancer
The chemicals present in asphalt fumes are dangerous and can cause serious and permanent health problems for workers. Thus, employers have a responsibility to provide protection and to use reasonable methods to protect workers from harm.
Contact a New Jersey Construction Accident Attorney if You've Been Hurt
If you have been injured by asphalt fumes, then you may be entitled to damages for your medical expenses, lost income, out-of-pocket expenses and pain and suffering. Please contact an experienced New Jersey construction accident lawyer at 1-800-362-9329 today for more information about your legal rights and your potential recovery.