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Looking at fatal construction accident statistics

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 937 construction workers employed in the private sector passed away during 2015. Tragically, this reflects the deadliest year for workers in this group since 2008, when 975 lost their lives. In Hamilton, and across all parts of Ohio, accidents on construction sites can leave family members with an overwhelming amount of emotional pain as well as financial struggles. For example, they may have trouble covering funeral costs or adjusting to life in many different ways after their loved one has passed on.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has drawn attention to some of the deadliest dangers that construction workers face. Falling, becoming caught in-between, electrocution and being struck by an object are the four most common causes of deadly construction accidents, OSHA reports. In fact, if these four causes were eliminated entirely, more than 600 fewer construction worker deaths would occur each year. While fatal accidents are a very serious problem, many more construction workers are injured on the job. From disabilities to problems with bills, it is important to keep in mind that these injuries also cause serious setbacks for construction workers and their families.

Construction workers are employed in a particularly dangerous industry. During 2015, construction worker fatalities accounted for 21 percent of workplace accident deaths in the private sector. There are multiple strategies that employers and workers can take advantage of to reduce the likelihood of an accident, such as comprehensive training and the proper use of safety equipment. Regrettably, some accidents occur even when every preventative measure is taken.

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