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Backing up is dangerous at a construction site
Using pickup trucks, dump trucks and other types of heavy machinery is something you cannot always avoid on a construction site. As helpful as these vehicles are, they also pose some fairly significant threats to workers — especially when they are backing up.
Remember that a construction site can be a relatively chaotic place, with many workers on the ground and no clearly defined places for vehicles to move. There’s not the separation that you get with roads and sidewalks. Workers and vehicles move in the same spaces and operate in close proximity to one another.
Construction sites in particular also have uneven terrain. This can make driving difficult and it can hide obstacles that create safety issues. Vehicles are essentially driving in “off-road” conditions all of the time. Some other problems with backing up on construction sites include:
Workplace accidents happen for all sorts of reasons, and construction is known as one of the most dangerous industries that you can work in. The risks from vehicles that are backing up are only one type of risk that you face on the job. If you get injured in any sort of construction accident, it is absolutely crucial that you know about all of the rights you have to compensation.
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