Construction Accident Information
Although injury and fatality rates in many industry sectors have declined significantly in the twenty-three years since the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) came into being, this has not been the case in construction industry.
Construction is the United State's largest industry and one that has consistently registered high rates of workplace accidents. OSHA has had little success in reducing injuries and fatalities among construction workers, despite the fact that it channels a large portion of its resources into the enforcement of health and safety standards on construction sites.
Construction workers are exposed to a wider variety of hazards and face a greater risk of work-related injury or fatality than employees in any other U.S. industry; in 1992, according to the most recent annual Bureau of Labor Statistics data, the lost-workday case rate for the construction industry was 5.7 per l00 full-time workers, the highest of any major economic sector.
There are three main types of construction accidents that can occur on a construction site:
Falls - from scaffolding, into ditches, etc.
Construction accidents can occur due to a variety of factors:
Unsafe ladders - ladders that are too short or that are not
opened all the way can contribute to construction accidents
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