Out of 4,779 worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2018, 1,008 or 21.1% were in construction — that is, one in five worker deaths last year were in construction. The leading causes of private sector worker deaths (excluding highway collisions) in the construction industry were falls, followed by struck by object, electrocution, and caught-in/between.
These "Fatal Four" were responsible for more than half (58.6%) the construction worker deaths in 2018. Eliminating the Fatal Four would save 591 workers' lives in America every year.
Other Shocking Safety Stats from OSHA:
Top 10 Most Frequently Cited OSHA Standards Violated in FY 2018
The following were the top 10 most frequently cited standards by Federal OSHA in fiscal year 2018 (October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018):
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