• When a Construction Accident Results in a Caught-In Injury
  • April 13, 2018
  • “Caught-in” and “caught-between” construction accidents are among the most dangerous and frightening in the construction industry. That’s why they have been named as part of OSHA’s “Focus Four” initiative.

    This initiative is an outreach training program consisting of lesson plans for each of the Focus Four hazards. Trainers must use these learning objectives when they plan their training, and they must follow the participatory model when they conduct their training. The other four hazards are falls, struck-by, and electrocution accidents.

    Caught-in and caught-between accidents have been on the rise since 2011. These kinds of accidents occur when a worker is crushed by or caught-in objects, equipment, or a collapse of materials. These types of accidents often result in fatalities. Other injuries may include:

    Organ damage
    Severed limbs
    Muscle damage
    Nerve damage
    Broken bones
    Since construction workers often work in dangerous conditions and with large, heavy pieces of equipment, caught-in and caught-between accidents can be especially perilous. Without proper safety measures, workers’ lives may be at risk every day. Accidents can have a wide range of causes, including:

    Equipment or machinery tipping over, pinning the worker
    Limbs caught in machinery
    Being pinned by or struck between objects
    The collapse of a structure
    Machinery defects
    Being run over by machinery or other equipment
    Being hit by a falling object
    If you have been injured in a caught-in or caught-between accident, or any type of construction accident, or a loved one has died, we will work tirelessly to uphold your rights. Please call a Philadelphia Workers’ Compensation lawyer of Gross & Kenny, LLP at 215-512-1500 or 267-589-0090. You can also complete an online form for a free consultation. The legal team offers you compassionate guidance and powerful representation to get the financial compensation you deserve. The firm’s offices are centrally located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.