The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is responsible
for keeping track of the health and safety of workers across the United
States. When there is a serious injury or illness at a business, the owner
must report it to OSHA, which makes a note of the event. Because of this
data, OSHA has been able to identify the “Fatal 4” accidents
of the construction industry, or those disasters that cause the highest
number of deaths
According to their research, out of 4,379 worker fatalities in private
industries, 1 in 5 worker deaths was in construction in 2015. Most of
these deaths were caused by the 4 following types of accidents:
- Falls – 38.8%
- Struck by object – 9.6%
- Electrocution – 8.6%
- Caught-in / between – 7.2%
OSHA estimates eliminating instances of Fatal 4 accidents would save 6502
workers’ lives in the United States every year. Protection from
falls and proper installation of scaffolding are some of the top 10 most
frequently cited standards by OSHA in fiscal year 2016.
Employers interested in protecting the well-being of their workers can
take courses on how to prevent the Fatal 4, which can include instructions
on how to create a safer work environment and provide better training
If you were injured in a construction accident, don’t hesitate to
give our skilled
New York City construction accident lawyers a call.
Lurie, Ilchert, MacDonnell & Ryan LLP has more than 100 years of combined legal experience to offer your case.
Let us see what we can do to recover compensation for your medical bills,
lost wages, and pain and suffering.
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