Many pieces of equipment have been developed to prevent or mitigate the severity of injury caused by incidents on the jobsite. Helmets, harnesses, steel reinforced boots, mesh gloves all help.
But incidents still happen.
According to OSHA, 5,333 workers died on the job in 2019 — on average, more than 100 a week or about 15 deaths every day. About 20% (1,061) of worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2019 were in construction – accounting for one in five worker deaths for the year.
The top 10 most frequently cited OSHA standards that were broken in fiscal year
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