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Staggering Number of Construction Site Fatalities Continues to Grow

Thursday, June 22, 2017 - 16:57

In the U.S. more than 900 construction workers were killed in 2015 alone*. While the construction industry is certainly safer than it was decades ago, data shows construction workers are operating in increasingly unsafe environments.

 “Think about it in these terms: Every week in 2015m 18 construction workers went to work and did not return home. They left behind spouses, children, parents, and siblings. And none of their heartache needed to happen.”-The National Safety Council 

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s safety training focuses on the four most common hazards in the construction industry:

  • Caught-in or caught-between  
  • Electrocution
  • Falls
  • Struck-by

The ‘Focus Four’ hazards accounted for nearly 70% of 2015 construction site fatalities. If you or a loved one is a construction worker we encourage you to talk to your employer about safety training. Learn more at: www.osha.gov/dte/outreach/construction/focus_four.

Were you or someone you love injured on the job? Contact us today. Our skilled personal injury attorneys have successfully represented countless construction workers. 

*Source: NSC

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