The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OHSA) keeps track of
all data related to worker safety, injury, and fatality. According to
the data collected in 2015, there are 4 primary accidents causing the
highest death rates among construction workers. These accidents are known
as the “Fatal 4.”
The Fatal 4 include the following types of accidents:
- Struck by object
- Caught-in / between
Out of the 4,379 deaths in private industry that year, 21.4% were in construction—about
1 in 5 deaths. The Fatal 4 were responsible for more than half of these
construction deaths (64.2%). OSHA estimates eliminating the Fatal 4 would
save 602 American workers’ lives every year.
While OSHA offers training focusing on how to eliminate the Fatal 4, it’s
up to each employer in the industry to take the course or provide the
course for their managers. Likewise, part of prevention includes having
proper protections in place. For example, falls can be prevented with
guard rails and toe-boards around every elevated open sided platform,
floor, and runway. Safety harnesses can also be used in case workers might
fall from a great height.
If you or a loved one were harmed by negligent construction practices,
don’t hesitate to give our skilled
Long Island construction accident lawyers a call.
Gruenberg Kelly Della is dedicated to helping the victims of negligence seek compensation for
medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Over the course of
our history, we have recovered more than $100 million for our past clients.
Let us see what we can do for you.
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