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The other fatal 4: report warns of less-considered major construction health hazards

June 27, 2019

Ask anyone familiar with construction hazards, and you’ll likely hear about those on OSHA’s Top 10 Safety Violations annual list or the agency’s Fatal Four — falls, struck-by incidents, electrocutions and caught-in-between accidents.

The danger of falls, in particular, has garnered the industry’s attention as the most common cause of accidental construction injuries and deaths. And the agency has shown its commitment to enforcement in this area, as often the most-cited violations are related to OSHA’s fall protection standard.

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