As a New York construction worker, you are probably eager to leave this winter behind and begin the Westchester County spring construction season. Whether you worked through the dangerous freezing cold temperatures, snow and ice or whether you couldn’t find work due to the season, the warmer temperatures and increase in available work will likely be welcome.
But the Spring Brings Dangers of Its Own
You may be able to cross frostbite off of your list of worries during springtime in New York. However, Westchester County spring construction projects may bring other dangers that you don’t want to forget about. Specifically, you should be aware of:
- The weather – During the spring season you should be aware of the following weather risks: cool mornings, warm afternoons, high winds, sudden thunder storms, and rain.
- Slip and falls – Rain, which is common during a New York spring, can make an outdoor construction site slippery and muddy. Proper precautions should be taken to guard against slip and fall accidents.
- Time pressure – The contractor may be eager to get this job done on time, or to move on to other projects. Don’t let an over-eager employer sacrifice your safety to meet a deadline or move on to the next job.
- The kind of accidents that happen year round – Some serious construction accidents can happen regardless of the weather. For example, falls from height, equipment injuries, and struck by accidents can happen any time of the year.
You should also be aware of what to do if you’re injured.
There Is Help Available for Injured Construction Workers Year Round
You deserve help whether you were hurt in a winter, spring, summer, or fall accident on a Westchester County construction site. You can begin protecting your legal rights and potential recovery today by reading the FREE resources that we have available on our website, including our free informational brochure, Hurt in a Construction Accident? You’re Not Alone. You can also contact us via this website for a confidential consultation about your specific injuries and possible recovery.
We wish all Westchester County construction workers a safe spring season.