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Wichita Construction Workers at Risk for Life Changing Falls

A Kansas man was injured on the job after falling 20 feet and breaking his neck. The company he worked for, Ryan Roofing Inc. now faces a $115,000 fine.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration determined that Ryan Roofing Inc. failed to assess the working conditions, as well as not providing fall protection and training for its employees. The injured man is now paralyzed from the fall off a Hoisington building.

This unfortunate story is an example of how easily Kansas construction workers can be hurt. Falls are the leading cause of worker fatalities in the construction industry. Employers are responsible for providing a safe work environment and safety training.

Five tips for safe roofing:

  1. Center of gravity should be kept low and over your feet.
  2. In addition to keeping your knees bent, be alert of your surroundings.
  3. Take additional trips rather than trying to carry too much at once.
  4. Always climb or descend the ladder facing the ladder.
  5. Don’t let tools or other objects roll off the roof.

If you have had a Kansas work place injury that was not your fault and need medical treatment, you need an experienced professional who can help you get back on the road to recovery. Call us today at 316-269-1414 or visit our contact page here. Our Kansas personal injury attorneys will provide you a free initial consultation and if we take your case you don’t pay a dime unless we recover money for you. Even then we only take a percentage of the total amount of your recovery.

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