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How do I protect my legal rights after a work accident?

Missouri construction workers are likely aware that they often have to face working conditions that are more dangerous than in any other profession. While various regulations and safety programs endeavor to avoid the occurrence of a work accident, the regularity of on-the-job accidents in the construction industry is alarming. Victims of such accidents are often unsure of what steps to take in order to protect themselves and their legal rights.

Man dies in workplace accident when fireworks storage explodes

Residents of Missouri may be interested in an industrial accident in a neighboring state that resulted in the death of a worker. Consumers are constantly warned about the dangers posed by fireworks, but the devastation caused when a storage unit packed with fireworks explodes is hard to imagine. Police and firefighters recently responded to a workplace accident at the site of a fireworks company where an explosion occurred.

2 Companies fined for injuries in separate construction accidents

The owners of construction companies in Missouri have an immense responsibility to ensuring the safety of their workers. Due to the many different potential hazards present on construction sites, every aspect must be covered in regular safety training, and workers should be informed of all potential dangerous situations. One of the hazards that could cause instant death or severe injuries is electricity, and an electrical accident often occurs when a worker accidentally touches a live electrical wire. Another type of construction accident that claims many victims is collapsing scaffolding.

Road construction accident claims life of worker collecting cones

Road safety authorities have urged motorists on many occasions to take extra care when they approach road construction zones. However, there are almost daily reports of accidents that occur where workers are busy improving the roads. Although most workers are likely aware of the dangers posed by their occupation, the negligence of road users can't be anticipated and often results in the loss of life in a fatal road construction accident.

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