About the Myrtle Beach Construction Industry
Myrtle Beach is seeing a massive transformation. New projects and developments include a 50,000-square foot boardwalk extension and development complex and a complete overhaul and facelift to Ocean Boulevard. These projects and more promise to revitalize the entire look and feel of Myrtle Beach, according to Myrtle Beach Area CVB.
Myrtle Beach is not alone in construction activity. The South Carolina Department of Commerce reports that construction accounts for more than five percent of the state’s total economy. Thanks in no small part to construction jobs; the unemployment rate in South Carolina has sharply declined, from 12 percent in 2010 to below 4.2 percent in 2018, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond.
Causes of Construction Accidents and Injuries
Perhaps one of the most dangerous jobs in America, construction work poses numerous physical and exposure-related hazards to workers. Working at heights, navigating dangerous scaffolds or operating in tight quarters, construction workers face many dangers. Every year, hundreds of construction accident-related deaths occur in our country. In fact, nearly 20 percent of all work-related deaths occur within the construction industry, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reports.
So, while the construction industry may help the economy in areas such as Myrtle Beach to grow, and it provides a strong source of revenue and employment, it does not change the fact that workers face numerous hazards at construction sites.
Some of the most common construction worker accidents and injuries are:
You should get immediate medical attention if you get into an accident at a Myrtle Beach or greater Grand Strand construction site. Also, to preserve your legal rights, you should immediately report your injury to your employer. Keep copies of everything as well as a journal of your medical care and any conversations you have with your employer and medical personnel. More importantly, contact an experienced workplace injury attorney right away.