A smaller construction company might be the right one to handle specific jobs by particular California clients. Workers could find opportunities in start-up construction companies and those smaller companies known for aggressively pursuing clients. There’s a potential issue of concern for those interested in working for these companies. Namely, instances of injuries are on the rise.
Construction work and injuries
Construction worksites can be hazardous places — the chances of slipping and falling seem high because there are so many potential hazards. A worker’s decision not to expediently put tools away could lead to a trip hazard and a hurt colleague.
Some expect more dangers at large companies employing massive crews for big projects. However, construction work remains dangerous even on a small scale. That’s why some smaller companies currently experience high rates of worker injuries.
The Center for Construction Research and Training published a report that noted construction companies with fewer than 20 workers saw a substantial increase in fatal injuries from 2008 to 2016. Such information should prompt workers to be more careful. However, some workers fall victim to negligence and suffer harm.
The dangers construction workers face
Several factors may contribute to construction site accidents. Anyone who falls from great heights or is hit by an object dropped from a higher floor faces a potential loss of life. Other workers might find themselves close to open flames, electrical wires and toxic fumes. Such things could put the person in life-threatening jeopardy.
Smaller companies might struggle with reduced budgets that undermine training and the procurement of safety equipment. Those excuses might not fend off a negligence claim if an injury victim sues a liable party.