INFOGRAPHIC: Engineering has second-highest fatality rate in construction
Amanda Bayhi | April 22, 2014
Construction Safety Day, which takes place Wednesday, is a good chance to brush up on safe practices.
Between 2003 and 2012, the engineering sector of the construction industry had an average of fatality rate of 17 percent annually — the second highest percentage, according to information compiled by Viewpoint based on data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). That’s a percentage that could definitely afford to be lowered.
For more safety statistics, check out the infographic below.
Infographic courtesy of Viewpoint.
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