Construction Sector Leads All Industries in Workplace Fatalities
As the construction industry zooms ahead, workplace fatalities and injuries rise.
NATIONAL—According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics 937 construction workers were killed in 2015. That marked the most fatalities of any industry sector – almost three times more than in manufacturing – and the deadliest year for construction since 2008. Construction-related fatalities accounted for 21.4 percent of all workplace fatalities in 2015.
OSHA’s has identified “Construction Focus Four” safety hazards where workers are usually seriously injured. They are the following:
– Caught-in or caught-between
The above-mentioned “Focus Four” hazards were responsible for 602 construction workplace fatalities in 2015, including:
– 364 fatalities from falls
– 90 fatalities from a struck-by incident
– 81 fatalities from electrocution
– 67 fatalities from being caught in or between an object
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Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Summary, 2015, Bureau of Labor Statistics, available at https://www.bls.gov/news.release/cfoi.nr0.htm.
Construction Focus Four – Outreach Training Program, OSHA Training Institute, available at https://www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/construction/focus_four/.
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