Nearly half of all construction worker deaths are fall-related, database finds

New research has found that 42% of construction worker deaths involve falls, according to data from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) analyzed by Safety + Health. The data, which represented a 33-year period, also revealed that 54% of those killed did not have access to a personal fall arrest system, while 23% had access to one but did not use it. Roofing, siding and sheet metal contractors were most likely not to provide personal fall arrest systems.

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