It’s no secret that construction is dangerous work. That’s way safety should always be the top priority on every jobsite. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Data and the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, workers in the construction industry suffered nearly 200,000 nonfatal injuries and over 1,000 fatal injuries in 2018.
The construction industry again had the highest number of fatalities of all industries with 1,008 worker deaths. This is a 2.0% increase over the 971 fatal injuries in 2017. The construction industry represented 19% of all private industry worker deaths in 2018.