Construction Site Injuries

Construction Site Injury Statistics

Each and every year construction workers in this country account for over 1 in 5 job related fatalities and over 1 in 10 nonfatal workplace losses.  If you have been injured or a loved one had been injured or killed call our Law Firm we can help, call us at 1.800.862.1260.

Fatal injuries. Over 1,500 workers are killed while on the job in the construction industry each and every year. This number represents a 9.5-percent increase from the 1,131 fatalities reported in 2003.  The fatality rate for the private construction industry was 12.0 fatalities per 100,000 workers in 2004, this compares to only 4.1 per 100,000 in other industries  Florida had the most fatalities among construction workers 115 for 2004, while Texas was still high at 114 and California was also high at 108.  Those fatally injured were overwhelmingly male.  There were over 312 Hispanic construction workers killed in 2004.  Falls from construction sites accounted for the largest number of fatalities in construction in 2004, where transportation incidents also accounted for a sizable portion at 23 percent, while another 18 percent were killed by failing objects and another 10 percent where electrocuted. Among all construction-related occupations, construction laborers suffered the highest deaths, followed by carpenters, then roofers. The remaining fatalities occurred to those roofing, motor vehicle accidents and then electrocutions or fires. If you have been injured or a loved one had been injured or killed call our Law Firm we can help, call us at 1.800.862.1260.

Personal Injuries and Work Related Illnesses. A total of 401,000 nonfatal injuries and illnesses were incurred by workers in construction in 2004. The most common cause for workers injuries was overexertion  Work related sprains and strains totaled 37 % and cuts totaled 14 % and back injuries totaled 21 %. Each and every year over 38,970 suffer musculo-skeletal disorders.   The States of  Texas ranks in the top three for the most nonfatal injuries and illnesses for any state in the United States. If you have been injured or a loved one had been injured or killed call our Law Firm we can help, call us at 1.800.862.1260.
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