While workplace injuries can happen in any employment area, there are a few jobs that tend to have higher injury statistics than others. These high statistics are due to the nature of the job, usually they arise from positions in which employees often perform physical work or work with dangerous equipment. Some of the most high-risk positions include factory workers, nurses, and construction workers.
In fact, construction site injuries are the most common form of workers’ compensation claims. According to a study done by the Ohio Safety and Health Administration, of the 4,585 workplace fatalities in 2013, 20.2% were due to construction related accidents. In other words, of every five deaths in the workplace, one was an employee on a construction site. These types of statistics are not something that should just be passed over. With this many deaths per year, many people are questioning if there are better safety precautions that could be put into place in order to lower these numbers.