Workplace Accidents: Construction’s “Fatal Four” Causes

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With each occupation come certain occupational risks. No matter what field you work in, there may always be a risk of injury in the workplace.  Specifically, the occupation carrying the highest injury risk in the U.S. is the construction industry.

Construction carries such high hazards that OSHA coined the phrase “Fatal Four” due to the 4 leading causes of death in this industry.

Here are the “Fatal Four” causes in construction fatality:

  1. Falls
  2. Electrocutions
  3. Struck by Object
  4. Caught In/Between

According to OSHA, falls on construction sites account for almost 40% of fatalities. In 2015 there were 234 construction fatalities in the U.S. due to falls. Additionally, there have been 84 deaths from January to June 2016 from falls!

When you work in high-hazard industries, it is essential that workers hold their employers responsible for keeping the workplace safe.

If you or other works notice unsafe work atmospheres, unsafe equipment, or lack of safety equipment provided, report these safety hazards to your supervisor.

The number one way to reduce workplace accidents is to stop them before they have a chance to happen! If your Ohio employer is violating health and safety precautions, file a confidential complaint with OSHA immediately at www.osha.gov.

Call me today if you or a family member suffered a workplace injury or fatality. As your Ohio workplace accident attorney, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®

Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in in birth injurymedical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving “ClevelandAkron/CantonColumbusDayton and neighboring communities.” You can reach Tim by email at misnylaw.com/ask-tim-a-question/ or call at 1 (877) 944-4373.

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Construction is one of the most dangerous industries yielding the highest number of workplace injuries in the U.S. Construction accidents are so common that OSHA coined the phrase "Fatal Four" in construction fatalities. If you or a loved one was severely hurt on a construction job, you need to call me immediately.
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