Road construction workers nationwide, including in Oklahoma, are exposed to a host of safety hazards. Construction company owners are responsible for providing safe workplace environments for their employees, but unfortunately, known hazards are often left unaddressed. A teenage worker at a road construction site in another state recently lost his life after suffering a fatal workplace injury.
It is not uncommon for police nationwide, including in Oklahoma, to be called to scenes of workplace accidents. One such call was received by dispatchers in another state shortly before noon on a recent Tuesday. They responded to an indoor amusement facility where a worker reportedly suffered a workplace injury.
Company owners in all industries in Oklahoma must do hazard assessments before commencement of work projects. A source of many workplace injuries is electricity, and by identifying potential risks and addressing them, injuries can be avoided. Employers must also ensure that workers are aware of the dangers and are trained in proper work ethics in areas in which electricity may pose a safety risk.