The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that approximately 3.3 million serious work-related injuries and about 4,300 fatalities occurred in 2009. 19% of all worker fatalities are related to construction.
The leading causes of worker deaths on construction sites are falls, being struck by objects, electrocution and getting caught between dangerous equipment.
In September, 2016, a client who was an elevator mechanic recovered $2.5 million due to chronic pain after he tore cartilage in his knee on a Lake Bluff, IL construction site.
- Construction Accidents
- OSHA Violations