On the job injuries are typically thought of as a type of trauma or muscle strain, especially in construction. Even in this arena, however, there are a number of unusual risks associated with the materials that are commonly used for building. While it may seem like a relatively safe substance to work around, concrete can cause serious scarring from burns.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, when working with concrete, 66% of cases requiring days away from work were the result of chemical burns. This type of injury is severe and very common for people that work frequently with wet cement. If you or someone you love has been burned by cement, the Fayetteville construction accident lawyers of Scudder & Hedrick, P.L.L.C., can help. Contact us at 910-448-1600 so we can help you start building your case
How Cement Burns You
When mixed with water, powdered cement undergoes a series of chemical reactions. Wet cement produces heat, and is highly caustic. As a result, it can burn skin, eyes, and even lungs. The following equipment should always be employed when working with concrete:
- Filter Mask
One of the issues with cement burning is that there may be no evidence of the burn until a considerable period of time after exposure.
In extreme cases, the permanent damage on your skin can result in amputation, and inhaled cement can lead to lung cancer. These are not small matters. If you or someone you love is plagued by cement burns, call 910-448-1600 to contact the Fayetteville construction accident attorneys at the law offices of Scudder & Hedrick, P.L.L.C.