Amount of Construction Fatalities on the Rise Nationwide

Written by Small Business Magazine on February 21st, 2017. Posted in Fall protection equipment, Shackle capacity table, Wire rope crimping tool

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In a study completed by the Ohio Safety and Health Administration, 20.2% of all workplace deaths were due to construction related incidents. Unfortunately, this trend, while it is lower than previous generations, is on the rise.

According to a report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction worker fatalities have hit an all-time high since the recession of 2009. These numbers come from 2015 when there were 937 fatal injuries in the construction sector.

This sad increase was even worse in New York State. The New York Committee for Occupational Health and Safety (NYCOSH) has found that construction worker deaths are on the rise throughout the state simply because employers are consistently violating safety protocols.

Their report, titled Deadly Skyline: An Annual Report on Construct