Report: Construction worker fatalities up 6%

The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2016 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries revealed that construction worker fatalities increased by 6% from 2015 to 2016, ConstructConnect reported. The four major causes of construction deaths — dubbed the Fatal Four by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration — are falls, struck-by incidents, electrocution and caught-in/between accidents. They were responsible for nearly 64% of construction workers deaths in 2016.

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