Construction Accidents and Injuries: The Facts and Impacts (Pt. 1)

January 31, 2015

The construction industry is notoriously dangerous, and taking a closer look at the statistics related to construction accidents and injuries can clearly demonstrate why this is the case. In this two-part blog series, we will present some facts and statistics regarding the rates, risks, causes and impacts of construction accidents.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a construction accident (or in any type of workplace incident), don’t hesitate to contact Denver Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Jennifer Bisset. She is ready to provide you with experienced help and aggressive legal advocacy with your workers’ compensation claim, and she has a record of success when it comes to helping injured workers obtain the benefits they need and deserve.

Construction Accidents: Some General Statistics

These facts and stats highlight just how dangerous construction accidents are. Contact us if you’ve been hurt at work and need help getting workers’ comp benefits.

These facts and stats highlight just how dangerous construction accidents are. Contact us if you’ve been hurt at work and need help getting workers’ comp benefits.

The following facts and statistics related to construction accidents in the U.S. are based on data from the U.S. Department of Labor, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and a few other reputable agencies.

  • Every day in the U.S., at least two people die in fatal construction accidents.
  • About 1 out of every 5 fatal workplace accidents in the U.S. occurs on a construction site.
  • About 33 percent of Hispanic workers who are killed while working in the U.S. die as a result of fatal construction accidents.
  • The top four causes of fatal construction accidents in the U.S. are as follows:
    • Falling – This accounts for nearly 37 percent of all construction site fatalities each year in the U.S.
    • Being hit by an object – More than 10 percent of fatal construction accidents occur as a result of falling walls, being hit by construction vehicles, and/or other objects falling on workers.
    • Getting electrocuted – Nearly 9 percent of fatal construction accidents occur due to missing ground connections, improper use of electrical equipment and other issues that cause workers to be electrocuted on sites.
    • Getting trapped between objects – Nearly 3 percent of fatal construction accidents result from workers getting trapped in trenches or between heavy machinery on construction sites.

We will continue our discussion regarding the risks and impacts of construction accidents in the U.S. in the upcoming second part of this blog series that will be published in early February – don’t miss it!

Denver Workers’ Compensation Lawyer at the Bisset Law Firm

Have you been injured while working on a construction site? Or have you sustained any work-related injury or illness? If so, Denver Workers’ Compensation Attorney Jennifer Bisset wants you to know that she is here to aggressively advocate your rights and help you obtain the benefits you need and deserve.

In addition to being diligent and dedicated, Attorney Jennifer Bisset is upfront and honest. She will keep you informed of the strengths and weaknesses of your case, the choices and possibilities that you have as you move through the process, and whether it makes sense to settle your case or go to trial.

Contact Us Today

Contact Denver Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Jennifer Bisset by calling (303) 894-8900 to learn more about your rights and receive a professional evaluation of your case.

From her office based in Denver, Jennifer Bisset provides superior legal services to injured people throughout Denver County and the state of Colorado.

Category: Blog,Construction Site Accidents,Workers' Compensation,Workplace Accidents