The Fatal Four: The Four Leading Causes of Fatalities in the Construction Industry
March 18, 2019
As you might imagine, construction work is one of the nation’s most dangerous jobs. Construction workers are exposed to a myriad of potential hazards every day. They must work at great heights, operate heavy equipment and machinery to move materials, use power tools for long periods of time, and deal with excessive dust and noise. These hazards greatly increase the risk of injury and death.
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), out of 4,674 worker fatalities in 2017, 971 were in construction. That means one out of every five worker deaths occurred in construction.
While there are many types of construction accidents, OSHA has determined there are four leading causes of worker deaths. Labeled the “Fatal Four” these include falls, being struck by an object, electrocutions, and getting caught-in or between objects.
The Philadelphia construction accident lawyers at Galfand Berger present this infographic that explores the top four deadliest types of construction accidents and the steps you can take to prevent them.
If you were seriously injured or lost a loved one in a construction accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Our skilled and experienced Philadelphia construction accident lawyers are ready to fight for you and recover maximum compensation for your injuries. Call us today at 800-222-USWA (8792) or complete our online contact form.