Atlanta, GA -- (SBWIRE) -- 07/09/2019 -- A recent study has revealed that the construction industry experiences more fatal and nonfatal elevator-related injuries than any other major industry. Between 2011 and 2016, incidents relating to elevators caused 2,410 severe injuries and 145 deaths among construction workers. As the leading worker's comp attorneys in Atlanta, The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson has expanded on the findings of this study.
The work injury lawyers at The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson said that although the injury rates involving elevators declined over time, the number of fatalities increased in recent years. Of these fatalities, over one-third occurred when the victim was performing tasks that involved assembling or dismantling duties. The majority of all elevator-related deaths were caused by falls to a lower level.
The firm added that elevator maintenance workers had the highest risk of fatal injuries out of all construction occupations. Younger workers have a higher risk of experiencing both fatal and nonfatal injuries compared to their older colleagues.
Out of the general public, over 25,000 people were treated at hospitals as a result of escalator-related injuries in 2017; this is a 30% increase in comparison to the previous decade. The work injury lawyers in Atlanta at The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson are urging all construction workers that deal with elevators to exercise additional caution at work.
Any construction professionals that sustain an injury by working on or using an elevator can contact The Law Offices of Darwin F. Johnson by dialing 404-692-6482 or clicking here.
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