Caught-In/Between Incidents Pose Major Construction Safety Concerns

July 1, 2015

Being stuck between a rock and a hard place can take on a whole new, more dangerous meaning in the construction industry.

According to OSHA, in 2013 the Bureau of Labor Statistics recorded 4,101 worker fatalities in private industry. Among those deaths, 828 were construction related -- 20.2 percent of the total.

Although a variety of hazards exist on construction sites, 57.7 percent are attributed to what is called the "Fatal Four" or "Focus Four" -- the most common types of construction fatalities. The Fatal Four includes falls, struck-by-object incidents, electrocutions, and caught-in/between incidents.

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