Loading and unloading at construction sites may be part of your job as a construction worker. You may not be able to avoid loading and unloading, but you, your employer, and your coworkers may be able to avoid some loading and unloading accident injuries.
How Construction Accidents Can Be Avoided While Loading and Unloading
Some loading and unloading accidents can be avoided if:
- Construction workers have proper training on safe loading and unloading techniques.
- Machines are centered when on ramps to prevent roll overs.
- Spotters are used to help direct trucks and other heavy machines. Spotters are necessary because truckers and other machinists may have difficulty seeing people on the ground, and spotters can help prevent them from heading off others on the construction site.
- Loads are packed and unpacked in such a way as to prevent instability.
- Proper tie down and securing procedures are used to make sure that loads that do shift during transport do not cause a safety risk for construction workers.
Construction workers may also prevent some loading and unloading accidents by avoiding distractions and being aware of the risks presented.
Call an Experienced Construction Attorney in New York if You're Hurt
Despite these safety procedures which may prevent some accidents, some loading and unloading accidents will continue to occur on New York construction sites. If you have been hurt in such an accident, then we encourage you to call our experienced New York construction accident attorneys today at 1-800-362-9329 and to read our FREE information brochure, Hurt in a Construction Accident? You're Not Alone.