Dangerous Working Conditions
Ironworker accidents often occur while erecting and installing steel beams and framework for commercial or residential buildings. Ironworkers, by the nature of their trade, often work high off the ground and must do a great deal of climbing and balancing while working. This leads to a high risk of injury if the working conditions are not managed properly with safety in mind.
Some of the most common types of ironworker accidents include:
- Being struck by falling construction material or equipment
- Defective installation by other tradesmen
- Power tool malfunction leading to severe lacerations, fractures or amputation
- Slip and fall injuries leading to serious injury and death
In addition to these accidents, ironworkers may also experience accidents specifically related to welding. Such accidents can lead to permanent disfigurement, loss of mobility, hearing and eyesight. Welding injuries can be caused by:
- Deafening noise
- Exposure to extremely intense visible light
- Exposure to ultraviolet (UV) and infrared (IR) radiation
- Ingestion of metal fumes leading to damage of the respiratory system
- Sparks leading to skin injury
With more than 60 years of experience, the attorneys at Kolsby Gordon posses a deep knowledge of the legal rights for those harmed by ironworker and welding injuries. If you or someone you love has been injured in these circumstances, call us today for a free consultation to discuss your next steps.