Construction workers are at risk of being struck by objects from above, for example, tools used above the worker or construction materials that aren’t properly secured. Brain and spinal injuries can occur, even if you’re wearing appropriate safety equipment such as hardhats. Construction sites can create dangerous conditions for individuals working at the site, visitors […]
Construction is the most dangerous land-based work sector. In the United States in 2001, there were 1,225 fatal occupational injuries in the construction sector, with an incidence rate of 13.3 per 100,000 employed workers. In the same year the construction industry experienced 481,400 nonfatal injuries and illnesses at a rate of 7.9 per 100 full-time workers in the industry. The construction sector holds about 6% of U.S. workers, but 20% of the fatalities. This is the largest number of fatalities reported for any industry sector.