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Common Causes Of Scaffolding Accidents

In the UK, scaffolding accidents are a major cause of injuries to workers on construction sites.  Every year, a large number of workers suffer injuries and even get killed as a result of scaffolding accidents.

If you have been injured or harmed in a scaffolding accident, you may be able to make scaffolding accident claim.

Scaffolding accidents can take place due to a variety of reasons.  Here’s a look at some of the common causes of scaffolding accidents.

  • Missing base plates or boards
  • Planking giving way due to not being able to support weight
  • Slipping on planks
  • Planks not secured properly and slipping out of place
  • Inadequate ties, toe boards and guard railing
  • Defective foundations
  • Insecure bracing
  • Inadequately maintained scaffolding
  • Scaffolding worn out
  • Being struck by falling objects
  • Falls from ladders
  • Improper construction or installation of scaffolding
  • Defective components
  • Improper use of scaffolding

When scaffoldings collapse, a number of different types of injuries can be sustained.  However, the most common injuries sustained are broken bones, fractures and head injuries.  It is essential that workers are provided with adequate training and the right equipment so work is carried out safely.  They must also be given proper protective gear such as hard hats and boots to protect them from serious injuries.

If a scaffolding accident takes place in which an innocent worker sustains injuries, they may be able to make scaffolding accident claims.

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