All construction workers face risks that are inherent to their jobs. As a New York mason contractor it is important for you to know about the general risks faced by all construction workers on your site. However, it’s even more important that you know about the four specific activities that could pose the greatest threat to the safety of New York mason contractors.
The Four Risks You Need to Know
Whether you are new to the job or you have been working as a mason for decades, you may be called upon to do one of the following activities while you are at work on a New York construction site:
- Work on scaffolding
- Operate or work near a forklift
- Work with or around silica
- Participate in wall bracing
These activities pose a variety of safety risks. You could be hurt:
- In a fall
- By falling material
- By heavy equipment
- By heavy materials
- Through exposure to dangerous substances, such as silica
According to OSHA, These risks can jeopardize the safety of New York mason contractors generally and could result in a serious injury or illness for you specifically.
What Injured New York Mason Contractors Need to Know
If you’ve been hurt on a New York construction site the most important thing for you to know is that you may be entitled to financial relief. You may not have to pay for your own medical care and you may not have to suffer because you are unable to work. Instead, you may be able to recover damages for your work related injuries.
For more information about your legal rights and your potential recovery, please contact an experienced New York construction injury attorney today via this website or by phone at 800-362-9329. We also invite you to read our FREE informational brochure: Hurt in a Construction Accident? You’re Not Alone.