Construction Site Facts that Employee Should Know
According to studies, among all massive working industries, constructions has the highest injury and fatality rate, followed by education, health services, and agriculture. According to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)'s reports, one in every ten construction workers are injured every year and there are around 150,000 construction site accident cases that has led to injuries according to Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
This blog will be serving few construction site facts that an employee should know given the current posing risks of the said workplace. If one of your family member or friends or even yourself, works in a construction site, then this is for you.
Risk of Being Killed at a Construction Site
As what mentioned earlier, construction site is one of the fatal workplace because of underlying risks. From studies, an average 45- year career in a construction industry (common full length of career in construction), a worker has a risk of one out of 200 of being killed at work. In 2020, construction related deaths were more than 1,000, a 5.3% reduction from the 1,061 fatal injuries in 2019.
In speaking of state which has the most fatal construction accidents, Texas has recorded the most deaths in a period of time according to Capterra.
Most Common Type of Fatal Construction Accident
In collective numbers of types of accidents occurred in a construction site, fall has the significant amount of cases and surprisingly 39% of all fatal construction accidents were caused by a fall in U.S. Actually, in the last year's set of statistical data avaialble, falls has caused 381 out of 971 fatal construction accidents according to Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Rate of Unreported Construction Accidents
Yes, surprisingly, construction accidents oftentimes go unreported as there are many things happening inside a construction site simultaneously and this occur in no given time nor year, consistently. Though, most unreported construction accidents were considered minor accidents but this doesn't mean it sounds great as this might be an inherited or normalized habit from years on.
Types of Companies Where Fatal Construction Accidents Occur
According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 50% of all fatal construction accidents are small companies with 10 employees or even fewer. This is said to be caused by the little to none approval or working inside a private or not known company which has no safety measures and practices.
If ever one of your family members or closests friend has been involved in an accident or have sustained an injury inside a workplace or caused by a workplace and even a possible case of amputation because of negligent person incharge of their safety liable that has shown apparent negligence and recklessness and caused an accident and render the victim to have life-threatening injuries and condition, you can always refer help from a professional experienced injury lawyer to smoothen things out as your hired lawyers can help you decide from their factual and legal advices.
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