Falls Are the Leading Cause of Death in ConstructionFall accidents represent the biggest threat to private sector workers according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Which industry has the highest rate of fatal work injuries?
Industry Incidence and Rates
In 2021, depending on the measure used, each of these four industries could be ranked as most dangerous: Construction– experienced the most workplace deaths. Education and health services– experienced the most nonfatal injuries and illnesses involving days away from work.
Does the construction industry has a higher national injury fatality rate than any other industry?
In 2020, 4,764 workers in the United States suffered fatal work injuries. Over that period, the private construction industry accounted for 1,008 deaths, or 21.2 percent of total deaths. This was followed by transportation and warehousing with 805 deaths, or 16.9 percent of total deaths.
Is the number one cause of deaths in the construction industry is falls from heights?
In 2021, nearly 1 in 5 workplace deaths occurred in the construction industry. Just over one-third of construction deaths were due to falls, slips, and trips. Of these, almost all were from falls to a lower level. The construction industry accounted for 46.2 percent of all fatal falls, slips, and trips in 2021.
What is the #1 cause of death in construction?
Fall from a height, off of scaffolding, or from a ladder. Fall after slipping over a spill. Fall after tripping on equipment or power cords.