Fatal Four: Struck-By Hazards in Construction [INFOGRAPHIC]

October 12, 2015 Krysten Powers

According to OSHA, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 10.1 percent of construction worker fatalities in 2013 were related to struck-by incidents, and 75% of these included vehicles and large equipment such as cranes. This makes struck-by incidents the second-leading cause of deaths in construction work, behind falls, in the OSHA “Fatal Four.” The Fatal Four of construction deaths are falls, struck-by-object incidents, electrocution, and caught-in/between accidents. With so many deaths being attributed to just four types of hazards, OSHA and employers everywhere are working to lower these statistics.

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