CONSTRUCTION ACCIDENTS

The construction industry as a whole is one of the largest fields of employment in the United States. Across the country there are an estimated 9 million workers in both public and private sectors. Detailed in the BLS report is the fact that construction workers experienced an injury at a rate of 3.6 per every 100 employed. These statistics illustrate the potential dangers that construction workers face each and every day. Additional data shows that:

  • Falls are the most common source of injury in the construction field
  • Being struck by falling objects remains a significant contributor to injury
  • Many workers experienced injury due to transportation equipment on the job