Work Injury And Construction Site Injury Statistics

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Work injury and construction site injury statistics can provide insights into the prevalence and nature of injuries in these settings. Here are some key points:

Work Injury Statistics:

  1. According to the International Labour Organization (ILO), an estimated 2.78 million workers die annually due to occupational accidents or work-related diseases.
  2. The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics reported approximately 2.9 million nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in private industry in 2019.
  3. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) reported the leading causes of workplace injuries in the U.S. include overexertion, falls, being struck by objects, and exposure to harmful substances.
  4. Common work injuries include sprains and strains, back injuries, cuts and lacerations, fractures, and repetitive strain injuries.

Construction Site Injury Statistics:

  1. Construction work poses inherent risks, resulting in a higher rate of injuries compared to other industries.
  2. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states that one in five worker fatalities in the U.S. occurs in the construction industry.
  3. The leading causes of construction site injuries include falls from heights, being struck by objects, electrocutions, and “caught-in/between” or “pinch point” accidents.
  4. The construction industry also sees a significant number of non-fatal injuries, including musculoskeletal disorders, fractures, sprains, and strains.
  5. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2019, Pennsylvania had a total recordable nonfatal injury and illness rate of 2.4 cases per 100 full-time workers in private industry. This rate was lower than the national average of 2.8 cases per 100 full-time workers.
  6. The BLS reported that the most common causes of nonfatal workplace injuries and illnesses in Pennsylvania in 2019 were overexertion, falls, being struck by objects, and transportation incidents.

To reduce the risk of worksite injuries, it is essential to maintain safe environments, implement proper safety measures, raise awareness about potential hazards, and promote education and training regarding accident prevention.

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