Louisiana workers may find the recent statistics about falls occurring on the job-site surprising. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has indicated that the majority of fall-related deaths happen in the construction industry and that the majority of non-life-threatening falls happen in health services and retail environments. The Bureau of Labor Statistics concluded that 605 employees died in a fall-related incident, and 212,760 employees were critically injured.
Workers in Louisiana can take steps to prevent the most common on-the-job accidents. These have been identified as overexertion, falling on the same level, falling from one level to another, being struck by an object and bodily exertion such as injuries from bending or tripping without falling.