Accidental Falls Statistics for On the Job Injuries and Death

 

Accidental Fall Statistics For On the Job Injuries & Death

The Construction Industry has the highest number of deaths of any industrial category and the number one cause of on the job deaths in construction is falling.

Roughly 20 percent of workplace fatalities in 2015 were in construction. Of those construction workplace deaths, over 38 percent were from falls according to OSHA:

Falls — 364 out of 937 total deaths in construction in CY 2015 (38.8%)

 

OSHA takes fall protection very seriously and cites the following list of the Top Ten OSHA Violations:

The following were the top 10 most frequently cited standards by Federal OSHA in fiscal year 2016 (October 1, 2015, through September 30, 2016):

  1. Fall protection, construction (29 CFR 1926.501) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  2. Hazard communication standard, general industry (29 CFR 1910.1200) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  3. Scaffolding, general requirements, construction (29 CFR 1926.451) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  4. Respiratory protection, general industry (29 CFR 1910.134) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  5. Control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout), general industry (29 CFR 1910.147) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  6. Powered industrial trucks, general industry (29 CFR 1910.178) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  7. Ladders, construction (29 CFR 1926.1053) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  8. Machinery and Machine Guarding, general requirements (29 CFR 1910.212) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]
  9. Electrical, wiring methods, components and equipment, general industry (29 CFR 1910.305) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page]

Electrical systems design, general requirements, general industry (29 CFR 1910.303) [related OSHA Safety and Health Topics page


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