Nationwide construction boom leads to increased accidents, fatalities

October 16, 2015 JIm Shadid

As the economy began to show marked signs of improvement a few years ago, another construction boom swept the country into a building frenzy. In 2014, according to a study by Sageworks, residential construction was one of the fastest-growing industries in America. And construction of new buildings, from real estate agencies to car dealerships, was up across the board, in most cases making double-digit gains over the year before. With economic growth continuing into this year, the trend will likely remain the same. Unfortunately, an increase in construction historically brings with it an increase in accidents throughout the industry.

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