In our last post, we talked about construction accidents. More specifically, we talked about the "Fatal Four," which are four prominent factors in fatal construction accidents. One of these four factors is "falls," which are always a concern on construction sites. Many construction employees have to work at precarious heights while using powerful machinery. This can lead to missteps or falls, and these can be fatal.
The number of fatalities in the construction industry in the United States increased dramatically in 2012, when about 9.9 people per 100,000 workers in the industry died. In 2011, the rate was only 9.1 per 100,000 workers. The rise in these deaths have many people wondering why the construction industry has a sudden fatal accident problem.