Fatal Four: Fall Hazards in Construction [INFOGRAPHIC]

September 14, 2015 Crystal Cavin

 

Of the “Fatal Four” types of construction deaths, fatal incidents involving falls are the most common. In 2013, 302 of 828 deaths in the construction industry were caused by falls, according to OSHA and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In the same reporting period, falls accounted for 699 worker deaths in all industries, with 574 caused by a fall to a lower level. OSHA has created a fall prevention campaign to help aid employers and employees in every industry lower these figures.

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