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

  • 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.
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