Structural failure is a common cause of collapse. As time goes on, cracks and stains are visible, and chunks of drywall simply fall apart. When a ceiling collapse occurs, the danger can appear out of nowhere at any time. It is difficult for victims to defend themselves because of the sudden nature of a roof fallout. A roof or ceiling collapse can result in severe injuries, including traumatic brain injury, crush injury, amputation, and even death.
Wall and roof collapse injuries
Heavy building materials, powerful machinery, and high elevations can all contribute to wall and roof collapses. Construction workers who are injured in these kinds of mishaps may sustain serious injuries, such as:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Serious damage to the back and neck
- Shattered limbs
- Injuries to the soft tissues
Electrocutions, hazardous fume inhalation, and burns are other less-obvious injuries that could be caused by wall and roof collapses. It’s possible that important wiring components in the walls and roofs could be damaged in the event of a collapse, exposing live wires or other hazardous fumes. It is not safe to assume that a wall or roof collapse is over just because no other debris is falling.
What Causes a Roof or Ceiling to Fail in the First Place?
Structural accidents are more likely to occur during the changing seasons in California. These are some of the factors:
- The accumulation of snow and ice, which could lead to an increase in weight if not removed.
- Winds were blustery.
- Storm-related flooding
- Leaking pipes cause water to accumulate.
- Violations of building codes
- Creating blazes
- Maintaining a property is a failure.
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Roofing and Scaffolding Come Tumbling Down
Injuries aren’t always the result of a fall from a height. It is possible for roofers to be thrown to their deaths if a roof is not strong enough to prevent it from collapsing on top of the building. Anyone in the vicinity of the falling roof is at risk of serious injury. Scaffolding used to gain access to a roof is treated the same way.
Issues with Safety Equipment
Roofers can use safety lines, railings, nets, and other equipment provided by construction companies to help prevent or lessen the severity of injuries if they do fall. When this equipment malfunctions, a catastrophic injury is not prevented, and this is a tragedy.