Know how injuries occur at work

Monday October 7, 2019

Connecticut workers may know that workplace injuries happen frequently. However, they may wonder how these incidents occur. There are many different ways a worker might get hurt on the job.

Workplace injuries take many different forms. According to Farm Journal, sometimes people get hurt because they trip or slip. Workers might hurt themselves when they land and as they try to break their fall. In other situations, someone might incur an injury if he or she falls off a ladder or a roof. Falling objects can also injure workers. If some people work on scaffolding, discarded materials may fall off the scaffolding and land on people who are walking nearby.

People might also incur injuries if they work around machinery. Sometimes a person might get his or her hair or fingers stuck in a machine and this situation might result in severe wounds. Additionally, workers might push themselves too hard if they lift and carry objects which are too heavy for them. This kind of overexertion can also result in an injury.

It is important to be vigilant on the job because workplace injuries happen more often than people may realize. The National Safety Council says that a person gets hurt at work every seven seconds. This means that every day, roughly 12,600 people might incur an injury while doing their job. These injuries can easily cause a person to stop working for several days. Many people might think that only a severe injury will cause them to miss work. However, seemingly small wounds like sprains can keep people away from work. For this reason, it is important for people to exercise caution on the job.

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