The construction industry is one of the most dangerous fields to work in because it accounts for nearly 21 percent of all occupational fatalities annually. Every year, approximately 1,000 individuals are fatally injured while employed and working in construction, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In Mississippi, 90 people died from occupational injuries in 2017 and 13 of them worked in construction. Deaths tolls for this industry are on the rise. This happens when employers and job site owners neglect state and federal safety laws in order to save money or time.
If you work in construction, it’s crucial to understand what types of accidents are most common. This knowledge could help you avoid an accident and improve safety measure for all employees.