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Construction Accidents: An Overview of the Causes & Injuries (Pt. 2)

Picking up from Construction Accidents: An Overview of the Causes & Injuries (Pt. 1), here, our discussion regarding construction accidents in the U.S. will resume, now with a focus on the specific injuries and other impacts of these workplace accidents. Construction Accidents: The Injuries The most commonly sustained injuries in nonfatal construction accidents include head […]

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Construction Accidents: An Overview of the Causes & Injuries (Pt. 1) 

Although the construction industry provides millions of jobs to people in the U.S. and is an important part of the national economy, it does have a negative side, particularly when it comes to the worker perspective and risks associated with this industry. Focusing in on this dark side of the construction industry, in this two-part […]

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Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents at Work: 6 Facts to Know (Pt. 3)

Wrapping up our blog series Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents at Work: 6 Facts to Know, below are some final important facts to know about workplace slip, trip and fall accidents. Fact 4 – Police officers are most commonly injured by slip, trip and fall accidents at work. When analysis of the incidence of slip, […]

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Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents at Work: 6 Facts to Know (Pt. 2)

Continuing from where we left off in Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents at Work: 6 Facts to Know (Pt. 1), here we will carry on our discussion regarding the incidence, causes and effects of workplace slip, trip and fall accidents and injuries. Fact 2 – When workers are hurt in fall accidents, their injuries typically […]

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Slip, Trip and Fall Accidents at Work: 6 Facts to Know (Pt. 1)

While slipping or tripping and falling down may be embarrassing, it’s often also extremely harmful. In fact, falling accidents – even when they don’t involve falls from great heights – can result in serious, long-term injuries that, in the worst cases, can trigger irreversible impairments. When such slip, trip and fall accidents happen while people […]

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Tree-Trimming Safety Highlighted in Recent OSHA Report

Tree-trimming is a notoriously hazardous occupation, as the risk of falling or having objects fall onto workers and seriously injure them is an inherent danger associated with this type of work. To highlight some of the ways that tree-trimmers can protect themselves and reduce their risks of falling while they work, the Occupational Safety and […]

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Fall Accident Statistics: The Cost & Effect of Fall Injuries

Fall accidents are a major concern when it comes to workplace injuries, as about 9 million workers in the U.S. are hospitalized each year due to being involved in slip, trip and fall accidents. In fact, according to research conducted by Bolt Insurance: Fall-related accidents are the number one cause of workers’ compensation claims in […]

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Fall Injury Facts and Statistics for Construction Workers (Part 2)

Picking up from Fall Injury Facts and Statistics for Construction Workers (Part 1), the following presents some additional information regarding the prevalence of fall injuries on construction sites and what industry leaders can do to reduce these injuries, make construction site safer and, ultimately, to save lives. Specifically, while Part 1 of this blog focused […]

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Fall Injury Facts and Statistics for Construction Workers (Part 1)

Fall injuries are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While falls and the resulting injuries they cause are a major concern for many industries, they are perhaps of the gravest concern in the construction injury where, as the Laborers Health and […]

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