With recent temperatures in Boston and across New England in the single digits this past weekend, the weather poses a special challenge to those who work on construction sites. In addition to the discomfort of working in frigid temperatures, cranes cannot be operated when temperatures go colder than four below. Those who climb to the top of a crane ladder know that the temperatures at the top can be even chillier than on the ground.
High winds create another hazard for construction workers during the winter months, especially workers who climb scaffolding or ladders high above the ground. Cold temperatures can also cause workers to lose feeling in their hands, resulting in falls or other unsafe conditions.
Workers are advised to dress in layers and observe proper safety precautions to avoid weather-related accident.
Hard At Work Despite Frigid Temperatures, MSNBC, January 16, 2009
With a Forecast of Weather in the Single Digits, Workers are Warned by New York Construction Accident Lawyers to Think Twice Before Heading Off to the Construction Site, PR Web, January 16, 2009
If you have been injured on a construction job site, then contact our Massachusetts construction accident attorneys to discuss your legal options.