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Construction’s Fatal Four
Out of the 4,101 worker fatalities that occurred within the private industry in 2013, 828 occurred in the construction sector; totaling one in five deaths for the 2013 calendar year.
Deaths Related to Construction’s Fatal Four in Calendar Year 2013 - Nationwide
Falls account for nearly 40 percent (302 deaths) the total number of deaths related to construction. Struck by an object accounts for approximately 10 percent (84 deaths) of construction related deaths. Electrocutions account for nearly 9 percent (71 deaths) of these deaths. Caught-in/between account for 2.5 percent (21 deaths) of construction related deaths.
In 2013, these Fatal Four were responsible for nearly 60 percent of the construction worker deaths. Eliminating Construction’s Fatal Four would save the lives of almost 500 workers’ every year.
California Division of Occupational Safety and…