October 30, 2018

Did You Know Construction Accounts for 12,700 Serious claims Yearly?

The nature of work in the construction industry means it is a relatively high-risk industry and is reflected in both the comparatively high level of fatalities and serious workers’ compensation claims.

Here are the stats

  • 31 workers killed each year
  • 31% falls from a height
  • 15% hit by falling objects
  • Nearly 1/3 workers aged 35 and under
Serious workers’ compensation claims:
  • 12,700 serious claims each year
  • 15% muscular stress while lifting, carrying objects
  • 14% muscular stress while handling objects
  • Almost 1/3 made by construction trades workers

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