The construction industry is always one of the most dangerous occupations, and in 2011, that point held true.
According to statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, construction came behind the transportation and warehousing industry for most deaths in 2011, as 721 people died doing construction related jobs.
In terms of injury rate, construction came in fourth behind the agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting industry, transportation and warehousing industry, and mining industry.
In terms of the rate of injury, construction comes in fourth at a rate of almost nine workers per 100,000 full-time employees. Agriculture, forestry, fishing and the hunting industry had the highest rate of fatalities in the workplace with 24.4 per 100,000 employees, while mining came in second with 15.8, and transportation and warehousing had 15 deaths per 100,000.
Although construction isn’t the most dangerous job in the US, it’s always going to be a top five dangerous job. From human error to construction defects, accidents are going to happen and unfortunately personal injuries occur.
Post by Paul Gogulski
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