Most scaffolding accidents are caused by defective scaffolding equipment. The equipment was defective primarily due to improper assembly and maintenance. Planking may give way or objects may fall off and hit a worker below.
Despite strict Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations regarding the proper construction and usage of scaffolds, some components are sometimes omitted either inadvertently, or deliberately to save money.
Scaffold components most often missing include:
- Base plates and mud sills
- Scaffold ties
- Side brackets
- Guard railing
- Toe boards
- Work platform decking
- Fastening (Lock) Pins
If you or a loved one is the victim of a scaffolding accident, you should seek an experienced scaffolding accident lawyer.
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