Working on a construction site comes with its positives and negatives, and being up high on a scaffold is no exception. After a fall from this height, you may think about the ways that this incident happened.
If you learn more about the ways that other people and dangerous scenarios can impact you, you may understand the common hazards associated with scaffolds.
Weak and broken platforms
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a total collapse of a scaffold could happen when another person does not properly check it for weak or unsafe areas. If other people construct the scaffold incorrectly, it may not hold the necessary weight it should.
This means that when you walk or try to climb a ladder on it, it could leave you falling to the ground.
Thrown and fallen objects
When your coworkers decide to throw a heavy object or hammer to another person, there is always a chance it could hit you instead. Not only could this give you a head injury but it could also cause you to fall off the scaffold entirely.
Loose electrical lines
Walking on a scaffold is dangerous enough, but when those in charge fail to turn off the power to electrical lines you may come into contact with, it can severely harm you. Overhead power lines are a danger to workers on scaffolds high above the ground and can cause you to fall.
Dealing with a variety of possible sources of construction injuries is often frustrating after a fall from scaffolding.