GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

The Most Surprising Construction Accidents Statistics in 2024

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"Workers aged 25 to 34 accounted for the highest number of construction fatalities in 2019."

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"Falls are the leading cause of construction worker fatalities, making up about 33.5% of all construction-related deaths."

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"Small construction companies (fewer than 20 employees) account for nearly half of all construction fatalities."

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"Close to 36% of construction accident fatalities occur in the roofing field."

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"Construction equipment accidents, such as cranes and forklifts, cause nearly 100 deaths annually."

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"About 25% of construction workers are exposed to hazardous noise levels."

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"The "Fatal Four" hazards (falls, being struck by an object, electrocution, and caught-in/between) are responsible for more than half of construction worker deaths."

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"Hand and finger injuries account for 30% of all reported injuries in construction."

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"Ladder falls are a significant cause of injury, numbering around 24,882 incidents in 2019."

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"Safety training can reduce construction accidents by up to 25%."

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"Electrocution causes about 61 fatalities annually within the construction sector."

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"About 15% of workers’ compensation claims in the construction industry are related to back injuries."

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"Non-fatal construction injuries resulted in 79,660 missed workdays in 2018."

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"In 2019, there were 1,061 fatal injuries to workers in the construction industry in the United States."

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"The construction industry employs 6% of U.S. workers but accounts for nearly 19% of all work-related fatalities."

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"The rate of fatal injuries in construction is four times higher than the national average for all industries."

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"The cost of construction injuries in the U.S. is estimated to be over $11 billion annually."

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"Hispanic workers suffer disproportionately high rates of construction fatalities, representing 28% of total deaths."

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"In the United States, construction accidents account for about 20% of all occupational deaths annually."

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"Struck-by injuries account for approximately 10% of deaths in the construction industry."

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