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Recovery from Construction Accidents with Explosions

Construction sites and construction venues are inherently dangerous. There are major rules, procedures and protocols when a person is working on a construction site. These rules are all meant to preserve the safety of all workers at the site, and must be followed at all times. There are times that you can suffer an injury at a construction site because of the use of explosives at the construction venue.

Use of Explosives at a Construction Site

Many times, there will be blasting activities at a construction site. If the construction site is blasting through rock or deep into the earth, there could be explosions used at the work site. Before any blasting is allowed on a construction site, there must be safety precautions in place for all workers at the site

Blasting Precautions at the Construction Site

If blasting is performed on a construction site, there need to be safety precautions in place before this activity can take place. OSHA requires that there needs to be a code of blasting signals posted before blasting operations are allowed at a construction site. In this case, all employees need to understand and conform to these codes to avoid dangers at that blasting location.

Next, before a blast is fired off, there needs to be a loud warning signal given by the person in charge of the blasting operation. That individual needs to guarantee that all surplus explosives are safety secured and that there are no employees, equipment or vehicles in the range of the blast. There needs to be a flagman on the highways near the blasting site, to prevent cars from the public driving into the blasting danger zones during the blasting operations. And there needs to be the time posted of the blast, to alert every one as to when a blast will take place at the construction site.

Even with all these precautions firmly in place, an accident can happen that will bring an unsafe condition, or an accident of an employee, at a construction site.

Injuries from Blasting on Construction Sites

There are many types of injuries that can occur from someone who is injured in a blast at a New Jersey construction site. First of all, blasting accidents at construction sites can trigger collateral damage, to where something blows up or explodes and there is a domino effect to other major damage or issues. For example, if a building explodes from a toxic mix of chemicals on a construction site, there may be a resulting raging fire that can also injure someone working in the area, or even subsequent blasts and further explosions.

There are many different types of injuries that can occur in an explosion at a construction site. Some injuries are a result of the original blast, or because of falling debris, falling walls of a building, from a fire, from being blown off of a platform or scaffold, etc.

The injuries that someone can incur from a blast at a construction site are:

  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Head injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Comas
  • Vision loss
  • Hearing loss
  • Loss of limbs
  • Severe internal bleeding
  • Spinal fractures
  • Permanent injuries and disabilities

If you are injured at a construction site because of a blasting operation, explosion or unsafe condition, you need to give us a call at (201) 792–3333. We are here for you to go over your case and discuss your next steps to getting the recovery compensation that you deserve.

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