The most dramatic construction accidents from around the world often make the news. We all hear about cranes falling or scaffolding giving way—and with good reason. These construction accidents often result in serious injuries for construction workers. However, construction workers are also at risk of equally serious injuries from less dramatic construction accidents that do not always make the headlines. Dump truck accidents are one such example of less dramatic, but equally serious, construction accident causes.
Why Dump Trucks Are Risky for Virginia Construction Workers
It can be difficult to see people on the ground when operating a dump truck. Construction sites have lots of people on the ground, and the best practices require regular checking of mirrors and use of a signal person to help direct the dump truck driver. These precautions, and others, may be useful, but they will not prevent all dump truck construction site crashes. Some crashes may occur when someone is:
- Hit by the truck.
- Caught beneath a dump bed.
- Under or inside a truck that becomes unsteady and tips.
- Electrocuted when a dump truck’s lifted bed hits overhead electrical wires.
In each of these instances, the injured construction worker (or workers) may be able to pursue a legal recovery for the injuries sustained on the construction site, whether they were inside or near the truck at the time of the accident.
Call a Front Royal Construction Accident Lawyer Today to Learn More
For more information about recovering from a dump truck injury on a Virginia construction site, we invite you to contact one of our experienced Front Royal construction injury attorneys today via this website or by calling (540) 636-7100 or (888) 534-5346. We would be pleased to provide you with an honest and free consultation about your possible recovery from your Virginia dump truck construction accident injuries.