Old buildings in Arizona sometimes have to be torn down, and workers experienced in demolition will normally handle such a project. While in today's world the destruction of a building may seem to be a relatively simple matter, in fact it presents considerable safety hazards to those who complete the project, and serious work accidents can happen as a result.
Arizona residents know that construction workers have to do their jobs without fear of heights. Working in high places, however, can both increase the risk of a construction site accident and make a subsequent rescue effort more difficult.
Cities in Arizona have to hire many employees to do the work of local government. Some of these jobs can be particularly risky, such as law enforcement, firefighting or working with the street crew on a roadside project in dangerous traffic.
Although Arizonians may be grateful for what they see as an efficient workers' comp system that can get employees compensation for medical expenses and lost wages, everyone in this state needs to remember that not all workers' compensation claims get processed without a time-consuming and stressful legal battle.
A construction worker in another state recently suffered serious injuries while completing a project for a major metropolitan police force. In an apparent slip and fall work accident, the man tumbled 12 feet down an empty elevator shaft. Rescue teams managed to lift the worker from the shaft in a special basket designed for that purpose, but the worker still had serious injuries and went to the hospital for treatment.