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Working in construction can be a rewarding and fulfilling job as construction workers help create infrastructure that connects our towns and cities as well as build up our community. That said, construction injuries happen and often — it’s definitely known as a risk of the job. According to the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) there are, on average, 14 deaths a day in the construction field. One in five workplace deaths occurred amongst construction workers in 2017. Overall, construction deaths are down from 38 a day in 1970 to 14 a day in 2017.
In construction there are four injuries that are the most common, and if eliminated, would result in 5