Construction injuries are some of the most common workplace injuries. Construction sites are by nature more dangerous places to work simply due to the physical work, equipment and tools, heavy machinery, hazardous materials, and combination of different crews and workers being orchestrated at the same job site at the same time.
Common Causes of Construction Worker Injuries
According to OSHA, the “fatal four” causes of injuries that construction workers face most commonly on the jobsite are:
- Being struck by an object that has fallen or is being moved
- Falls from scaffolding, ladders, etc.
- Getting caught in machinery or between equipment
These incidents can result in head injuries, brain trauma, spinal cord injuries, general back injuries, contusions, lacerations, amputations, burns, broken bones, and internal injuries.