Construction Accident Facts
The Bureau of Labor Statistics, a part of the U.S. Department of Labor, compiles accident statistics for a wide variety of industries, including construction. The following statistics reflect construction workers in private industry for the calendar year 2003
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- In 2003 there were 155,420 construction related accidents, of which 152,260 were men and 3,150 were women.
- Workers between the ages of 25 and 34 were the most likely to be injured
- Most injury cases cause construction personnel to miss more than 31 days of work
- Construction workers injure their trunks and backs more frequently than any other part of the body, followed by legs, arms combined injuries.
- Construction parts and materials cause the most injuries involving outside sources (33,840), but falls (34,330) and contact with equipment (54,230) make up the other most common injuries.
- One out of every 10 construction workers will suffer some form of injury this year.