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Construction workers sometimes suffer concrete-related injuries

Concrete is used pretty extensively in some construction projects. So, there are many types of job tasks for construction workers that involve concrete, including concrete mixing, concrete placement and concrete finishing.

There are injury risks that can come up in relation to concrete work at construction sites. Dust and other particles that come up during such work can be eye hazards. Lifting concrete and its ingredients can pose back injury risks when done improperly. Also, fresh concrete and the chemicals it contains can create burn risks when skin contact is made with them.

As this underscores, there are a variety of ways concrete-related injuries can happen. The exact circumstances of such an injury has impacts on what sorts of legal actions a construction worker could pursue in response to suffering such an injury on-the-job. Construction accident lawyers can give New York City workers hurt in connection to concrete-related work guidance on what implications the various details of the accident have on their options for seeking financial relief for their injury and its consequences.

Now, there are things workers can do to protect themselves when they are performing concrete-related work. Such steps include wearing appropriate safety equipment (such as protective eyewear well-suited for the situation), using proper lifting techniques when lifting cement loads or cement materials, being mindful of one's surroundings, not lifting loads or ingredients by oneself when their weight is too much for one person and paying attention to positioning when deciding where to put down a load of cement.

Source: Safety+Health, "Cement safety," April 28, 2014

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