Some Chilling Facts about Construction Accidents
The construction industry, with the attendant dangers that face all workers in this industry, sees a large number of accidents each and every year. Many of these construction accidents can lead to serious and permanent personal injuries, and even fatal injuries. I found the following chilling construction industry facts and statistics on attorney William F. Conour’s website:
One out of every 10 construction workers is accidentally injured every year.
Ironworkers are the construction trade with the greatest likelihood of being injured on a construction site.
More ironworkers are injured during decking operations than any other ironworking activity.
In 1995, there were 6,500,000 construction workers in the United States. Among these workers, there were 1,040 deaths and 350,000 disabling injuries. This represents a 4 percent increase over the previous year.
The back is the part of the body most frequently injured at work accounting for nearly 25 percent of all work-related injuries. Injuries to the legs, arms and hands are the next most frequent bodily injuries.