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An overview of fall injuries in U.S. workplaces

Posted on December 2, 2014 2:38 pm under Construction Accident

Falls remain the number one cause of fatalities in construction sites across the county. Data collected by The Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) showed that from 1992 to 2010, more than 6,000 workers died due to construction-related falls. This would mean 360 fatalities from fall injuries every year.

According to the information analyzed by the CPWR, construction workers at most risk of falls were roofers, iron workers, sheet metal workers, laborers, welders, and brick masons. Older individuals and Hispanic workers were also found to be at an increased risk compared to their respective counterparts. The data also revealed 54.7% of fall-related deaths that happened from 2008 to 2010 occurred in workplaces with 10 employees or less.

Falls can be the result of human error, faulty structures, and employer negligence. Whatever the cause, fall injuries may translate to hefty medical bills, debilitating physical harm, and even death. If you want to take legal action after being hurt in a construction accident in Wisconsin, consult with our team of assertive personal injury lawyers at Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® by calling (414) 271-0900 today.