Construction Site Injuries Statistics

When it comes to construction site injuries, Texas ranks among the top three states for non-fatal injuries. These figures are a grim reminder of the dangers that construction workers face each and every day. In 2004, approximately 401,000 non-fatal injuries occurred on Texas construction sites. Most injuries resulted from overexertion. Of these injuries, 37% were sprains and strains. Other common types of injuries included back injuries and cuts and abrasions.

Construction fatalities are a major concern, with falls accounting for approximately a third of all construction fatalities. Falls can occur from scaffolds, ladders, or roofs. According to the New York Committee for Occupational Health and Safety, the percentage of fatalities related to falls rose in 2015. Falls accounted for 71% of all construction-related injuries, and they are one of the leading causes of death on the job.

Construction sites are hazardous places to work, and even a slight mistake can cause serious harm. This is why it’s so important for construction site owners and managers to understand these risks and prevent them. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly one in ten construction site injuries occurred in 2018. Fall hazards are a major cause of injury, and contact with equipment is another leading cause of injury. The most common types of injuries on construction sites affect the back, spine, and trunk.

In 2012, there were 67,940 non-fatal construction injuries reported. This was an increase of 11.1% over the previous decade, and Hispanic workers were at the highest risk for death. In addition, non-fatal injuries accounted for nearly 7% of all work-related deaths.

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