Pipefitter Accidents

Pipefitter Accidents

Job Site Accidents Cause Serious Injuries to Pipefitters

There are more than 400,000 pipefitters, plumbers, and steamfitters in the United States. They work hard to keep buildings, homes, and other facilities running smoothly. Unfortunately, their profession experiences higher than average injury rates due to the dangers inherent to their line of work.

When working on commercial construction job sites, pipefitters can find themselves in the middle of hazardous conditions and dangerous situations. Many companies share a single job site, and that can greatly increase the odds of having an accident.

Being injured by another company's negligence or dangerous practices could entitle you to more than Workers' Compensation. This is called Third Party Liability and means you shouldn't be left holding the bill if someone else caused your accident.

OSHA Safety Regulations for Pipefitters, Steamfitters, and Plumbers

Pipefitters share many safety hazards with those in electrical work and construction. Some safety regulations include:

  • Labeling flammable storage with proper warnings.
  • Clearly marked electrical hazards.
  • Proper training and support for crane operators placing large pipe.
  • Properly erected and inspected scaffolding for elevated piping.
  • Compressed gas must be clear from welding areas or protected by flame resistant shield.
  • General workplaces must be free from hazards and including dangerous open flames, chemicals, and electrical wiring.

Common Injuries for Pipefitters, Plumbers, and Steamfitters

Accidents involving pipefitters can lead to many different types of injuries, including:

Pipefitter Accidents and Wrongful Death

Sometimes accidents rob us of our loved ones or family members. These moments are especially difficult, most notably when a fatal accident happens because of negligent or dangerous working conditions. Our law firm understands the frustration and confusion you and your family must feel.

To learn more about protecting the legal rights of your deceased loved one, visit our Wrongful Death webpage. We're available any time at 412-394-1000 to answer the legal questions you may have.

Common Job Site Hazards for Pipefitters

There are many challenges that pipefitters face on a daily basis. Some of these hazardous conditions include:

Injured While Working as a Pipefitter, Plumber, or Steamfitter?

Accidents can happen anywhere and anytime. Companies have a responsibility to keep their workplaces safe, but sometimes employees are subject to dangerous conditions that can lead to serious accidents.

For over 35 years, our attorneys have been helping those injured on the job get the compensation they deserve. Call us for a free consultation at 412-394-1000 or complete the form in the top right corner of this page. If you wish to chat with one of our representatives, click in the box to the bottom right.

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