Common Odessa Construction Site Accidents
Our construction accident lawyers at Kemmy Law Firm have decades of experience tackling all types of construction accidents and injuries.
Some of the most common incidents we deal with include:
- Slip and falls
- Falls from heights
- Ladder or scaffold collapses
- Building collapses
- Falling objects
- Pinned by/between objects
- Fires and explosions
- Exposure to hazardous materials
- Electric shock and electrocutions
- Construction equipment accidents
- Vehicle collisions
- Forklift accidents
- Crane accidents
- Other transportation accidents
- Nail gun accidents
Construction Accident Statistics
As a construction worker or the loved one of one, you know how risky the industry is. Construction work is hard labor, and it’s rife with hazards.
In 2018, the U.S. construction industry had an illness and injury incident rate of 3 for every 100 full-time workers, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. There were 199,100 total cases of non-fatal injuries and illnesses that year. In 2018, there also were 1,008 fatal injuries in U.S. construction.
Texas experienced 488 fatal occupational injuries overall, with the construction industry recording the second-highest number of work-related deaths. The Texas construction industry had 107 fatal injuries, including 19 fatalities in building construction, 21 deaths in heavy and civil engineering construction, and 67 in specialty trade contractors.
It’s hard to say how many construction accident injuries and fatalities happen in Midland-Odessa, TX. Like any area with ongoing construction and oil industries, construction accidents happen. When you or a relative were involved, we highly recommend reaching out to an attorney as soon as possible.