Gamez Law Firm - San Antonio - Laredo - McAllen - Austin ${site.data.firmName}${SEMFirmNameAlt}
banner-image
210-951-2024
866-GAMEZ-LAW

Risks associated with working on or near scaffolding

Working on scaffolding involves inherent risks, and if you are among the many people across Texas who make their living in construction or a similar industry, you may frequently rely on these temporary platforms so you can perform certain work-related duties. At Gamez Law Firm, we understand that working on or close to scaffolding can be hazardous for workers, and that, when scaffolding collapses or accidents occur, serious, and even potentially life-threatening, injuries can result.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration, most scaffolds are either supported scaffolds, meaning they have load-bearing members underneath them, or suspended scaffolds, which rely typically on ropes for support. Working atop or below both types of scaffolds can prove dangerous, so it is important for you to recognize how many scaffolding accidents occur.

As you can probably imagine, you face an elevated risk of falling when you work from heights, and falling from atop a scaffold can lead to serious and severe injuries. Wearing proper head protection, such as a hard hat, can reduce your risk of suffering a serious injury in a fall-related scaffolding accident to some degree, and so, too, can wearing non-slip boots while on the job.

While falls from scaffolds are a common cause of injury for today’s construction workers, there are also other ways you can injure yourself when working on or near these platforms. If, for example, a crew does not exercise care when raising a scaffold, those crewmembers may place the scaffold too close to power lines, which could lead to electrocution. Also, if you are working underneath or near, but not on top of, scaffolds, you could still suffer serious injuries caused by falling objects or a scaffold collapse. You can find more about workplace accidents on our webpage.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For A Response

Tell Us Your Story In A Free Consultation Se Habla Español

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Had A Great Experience?

Review Us

San Antonio Office
1119 Fresno
San Antonio, TX 78201

Phone: 210-951-2024
Map & Directions
San Antonio Law Office Map

Laredo
6999 McPherson Ave
Ste. 104-105, Office #11
NorthTown Professional Plaza
Laredo, TX 78041

Phone: 956-232-3013
Phone: 956-242-PAIN
Map & Directions

McAllen
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
711 W. Nolana Ave.
Ste. 206-H
McAllen, TX 78504

Phone: 956-232-3013
Phone: 956-242-PAIN
Map & Directions

Austin
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
100 S Congress Ave.
Ste. 2000
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: 512-273-HURT
Map & Directions

El Paso Office
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
416 North Stanton Street
Ste. 600-b
El Paso, TX 79901

Phone: 956-242-PAIN
Map & Directions