Deadly Construction Accidents - The OSHA Fatal Four
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration is a federal agency responsible for enforcing standards to keep American workplaces safe and healthful. According to OSHA, 20.2 percent of worker fatalities in 2013 were in the construction industry. An inherently dangerous job, construction workers face the threat of a deadly accident on a sometimes daily basis.
Of the 828 construction worker deaths in 2013, the top "fatal four" causes according to OSHA were:
- Falls: 302 deaths
- Struck by an object: 84 deaths
- Electrocutions: 71 deaths
- Caught-in/Between: 21 deaths
OSHA says these accident causes were responsible for more than half of construction worker deaths in 2013. Eliminating these causes of death could save nearly 500 Americans every year.
Losing a loved one to a construction accident is a terrible and harrowing thing for anyone to undergo. For decades our lawyers have been working with families struck by these tragedies. We can help you pursue the workers' compensation death benefits you are owed, so that you can relieve some of the burdens you are dealing with right now.
If you have been injured in a construction accident, or if you have lost a loved one in a construction accident, please call Ricci Law Firm at(252) 285-4081 to find out what benefits you may be owed. Our experienced workers' compensation lawyers serve Raleigh, Fayetteville, Greenville and all of the surrounding areas.