Compound fractures are among the most painful and traumatic injuries that a person could sustain. A compound fracture, also called an open fracture, occurs when a broken bone is visible through the skin. The bone may be covered by skin or could actually pierce the flesh and be exposed to the elements.
When working on a construction site, you always have to watch where you step. Even if you are on the ground, it is all too easy to trip over something or even to fall into a ditch. But if you only fall a couple of feet, your risk of suffering a serious injury is relatively limited. This is not the case if you should fall from a great height. For this reason, it is critical to be aware of where you are stepping when you are working on a roof or an upper floor of a building.