Focusing on the Fatal Four in Construction Safety

August 19, 2015 Krysten Powers

Fatal FourIf you've ever attended an OSHA Safety Training class or sat in a construction safety meeting, you've heard of the Fatal Four.

The deadly combination of falls, struck-by, caught-in or caught-between incidents, and electrocutions accounted for 57.7 percent of construction-related fatalities in 2013, the leading cause of death in an industry that represents more than 20 percent of all worker fatalities in private industry. 

But knowing about an issue, and knowing what to do to prevent it, are two entirely different things. So, how can we lower the number of incidents attributed to these Fatal Four causes of injury?

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