You may have heard people talk about the construction industry and the infamous “fatal four.” These are the four ways that workers are most often injured and killed on the job. They’ve earned their reputation over the years due to consistent involvement, despite changes to safety regulations and much more. They continue to be a problem year after year.
So, what are the fatal four? What do you need to watch out for the most on the job? They are as follows, starting with the least common and working up:
It’s very important for workers and their families to know about the fatal four and their legal rights to workers’ compensation for injuries. After all, these same accidents result in many serious injuries, even when workers are fortunate enough to survive.
Source: OSHA, “Commonly Used Statistics,” accessed Oct. 25, 2017
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