OSHA Regulations & Equipment Accidents on Construction Sites
Construction site accidents often involve heavy equipment, such as rollers, dozers, loaders, cranes, etc., and when these kinds of accidents occur, the injuries are often catastrophic, if not fatal. OSHA regulations are often ignored, either intentionally or negligently. Below are common OSHA regulations which may be at issue in a construction accident case.
1. 1926.602(a)(3)(i) No employer shall move or cause to be moved construction equipment or vehicles upon any access roadway or grade unless the access roadway or grade is constructed and maintained to accommodate safely the movement of the equipment and vehicles involved.
Heavy equipment must be operated on proper roadways. Failure to do so can result in tip-overs, load accidents, etc. Read more about improper lanes of travel and heavy equipment accidents.
2. 1926.602(a)(9)(i) All bidirectional machines, such as rollers, compacters, front-end loaders, bulldozers, and similar equipment, shall be equipped with a horn, distinguishable from the surrounding noise level, which shall be operated as needed when the machine is moving in either direction. The horn shall be maintained in an operative condition.
3. 1926.602(a)(9)(ii) No employer shall permit earthmoving or compacting equipment which has an obstructed view to the rear to be used in reverse gear unless the equipment has in operation a reverse signal alarm distinguishable from the surrounding noise level or an employee signals that it is safe to do so.
In many construction site accident cases, multiple parties will bear liability for negligence in contributing to the accident. Each case should be investigated and evaluated by a construction accident lawyer with solid experience handling these kinds of cases.
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