Accidents are common in the construction industry, causing thousands of injuries every year. In this post, we’re going to tell you why construction accidents occur and what you can do to fight back if you have been injured on the job.
Stats on Construction Accidents
Consider these statistics on the nature and frequency of construction accidents:
- Falls comprise almost 40 percent of construction site fatalities. Other leading causes of construction site deaths include getting struck by an object, electrocutions, and being caught in-between two places.
- Construction site injuries are related most often to building materials such as metal, pipes, tubes, ducts, and lumber. Screws and nails also often lead to injuries.
- The construction industry has the highest on-the-job death