Even with all the safety systems that are put in place today, construction sites remain to be one of the most high risk environments to be employed in today. In fact, the 2015 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that the construction industry has the highest number of worker deaths recorded. Worse, the bureau also found that occupational fatalities in construction has increased by as much as four percent since 2008.
When it comes to construction site fatalities, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration believes it is often the ‘fatal four’ to blame. These refer to accidents that often account for more than half of construction site deaths. In fact, back in 2015, the fatal four accidents were collectively responsible for as much as 64.2 percent of construction worker deaths. The most fatal of these four are falls, followed by being struck by an object, electrocutions and getting caught in between equipment or other objects. Read more from this article: http://bit.ly/2qYp3WA