Despite progress in safety equipment and training, the Construction industry bears the reputation of being incredibly dangerous for its11 million U.S. workers. For example, roughly 20% of worker fatalities in the U.S. are in Construction however, construction workers represent just 6% of the U.S. labor force.
We're compiling a list of sourced statistics about construction safety. At SkillSignal, we’re obsessed with data, and we’re committed to improving Construction by using innovation to make safety a collaborative and gratifying experience for everyone involved.
We’ve compiled a list of statistics to illustrate just how dangerous construction is, and give us a common goal to strive for. We are committing to the change we want to see in this industry, by making safety and compliance a frictionless and gratifying experience for everyone involved.
Here is why the safety and the wellbeing of our men and women is a top priority for us:
Falls, Electrocutions, Struck-by, Caught in-between.
The top 5 injury causes account for over $8.83 billion in costs and represent 83.8% of all injuries in the construction industry annually (LMI):
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