Construction is a physically demanding job, leading to a high potential for injuries.
As of 2018, the industry employed 1,645,700 workers. If you’re one of those people, or if you’re considering a job in construction, you might want to know the risks of the job.
The dangers often lead to injuries and even death.
Of the 4,779 private industry worker fatalities in 2018, 21.1% involved construction workers. Falls were the leading cause of construction deaths at 33.5%.
Being aware of the risks and the specific injury types can help you take steps to avoid the issues.
Keep reading to learn about common construction injuries.