Construction Accident Archives - Lee Steinberg Law Firm

Who is Responsible for Construction Site Injuries?

Work injuries and work accidents for construction workers in Michigan are all too common. However, if a person is injured on the job, they can’t sue their own employer for the injuries. Under Michigan law, they can file a worker’s compensation claim with their employer’s insurance company. Worker’s compensation pays for the medical bills and […]

How To Avoid a Work Zone Crash in Michigan

Key Points of This Article: In 2019, Michigan’s Office of Highway Safety Planning reported more than 5,800 crashes in construction, maintenance, and utility work zones. The majority of work zone crashes in Michigan are avoidable and caused by inattentive, speeding, or distracted motorists. Accident prone areas in Michigan due to 2020 road construction projects include I-75 in […]

OSHA Passes New Rule on Occupational Exposure to Beryllium

Michigan Employers Must Now Comply with New Beryllium Rule The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has started to enforce the final rule on occupational exposure to beryllium in all forms, compounds, and mixtures in general, construction, and shipyard industries. Set into action on May 12, 2018, stakeholders now have further obligations to protect worker health […]

How Utility Companies Should Protect Their Employees from Electrical Accidents

Michigan Utility Workers Have Dangerous Jobs It’s no doubt utility crew workers have some of the toughest industry jobs out there. While heavily trained in safety, these electric, natural gas, water, sewer and other utility workers often face obstacles like overexertion, heat and cold stressors, and exposure to electricity and gases, or equipment issues that […]

Detroit Trench Collapse Kills Construction Worker

Construction Worker Dies in Detroit Trench Collapse Excavation and trenching are among the most hazardous jobs to have while working on a construction site. These tasks require contractors to be in compliance with all construction zone hazards to keep workers safe. Knowing this, it makes it very hard for us to see the recent news […]

Construction Workers Most At-Risk of Workplace Death

Fatal Fall At Detroit Construction Site Raises Concern For Job-site Safety A 46-year-old construction worker died following a nearly 75 feet fall inside the new Little Caesars Arena this month. Detroit Fire Department Deputy Commissioner Dave Fornell said the man suffered grave injuries while working at the construction site after falling from a catwalk into the bleacher […]