Of the 4,251 private industry worker fatalities that occurred in 2014, 874 were in construction -- that is 20.5 percent or one in five worker deaths attributed to construction accidents.
The United States Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) refers to the leading causes of worker deaths on construction sites as the "Fatal Four." They include falls as the most prevalent, followed by electrocution, strikes by an object, and a person getting caught in or between equipment, etc.
The Fatal Four were responsible for more than half of construction worker deaths in 2014. OSHA estimates that eliminating these types of construction accidents would save 508 workers' lives in America every year.
Workers deserve the highest level of protection and consideration in order to prevent deaths and other serious personal injury. Injury at work is unacceptable when it results from the negligence of those responsible for workers' well-being. Contact the construction accident lawyers at Anapol Weiss for assistance if you were injured or a loved one was killed on a job site. Our legal team is highly qualified to investigate your case.