Fatal Falls In Construction On The Rise

 Friday, May 12, 2017

 WorkersCompensation.com

Fall-related construction worker fatalities increased 36 percent from 2011 to 2015, outpacing an increase in construction employment and total industry fatalities, according to a new report from the Center for Construction Research and Training, also known as CPWR. Employment in the construction industry climbed to 10.3 million workers in 2016, a 16 percent increase from 2012, the report states. Meanwhile, the construction industry experienced a 26 percent increase in overall fatalities from 2011 to 2015. A total of 367 construction workers suffered fatal falls in 2015.
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