Construction Worker Killed in Freak Electrocution Accidenthttps://www.horwitzlaw.com/wp-content/themes/osmosis/images/empty/thumbnail.jpg 150 150 Clifford Horwitz Clifford Horwitz https://secure.gravatar.com/avatar/889d7f53aa656ffde8899fceb98167be?s=96&d=wp_user_avatar&r=g
Every year, approximately 1 in 5 workers who die on the job work in the construction industry. This caused the Occupational Safety and Health Administration to investigate work accidents to gain a better understanding of what safety hazards are killing our builders.
The agency used that data to name the “fatal four,” or the top-four causes of death in the industry. Unsurprisingly, falls took the first spot. Struck-by-object accidents came in second. Electrocutions were third on the list, killing 66 workers in 2012, and caught-between accidents were the fourth most common.