According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) of the U.S. Department of Labor, in calendar year 2014, 20.5% of worker fatalities in the private sector were in Construction. The leading causes of construction worker deaths were falls (39.9%), followed by electrocution (8.5%), being struck by object (8.4%), and being caught in-between (1.4%). These four causes were responsible for more than half (58.1%) of construction worker fatalities in 2014.
The presentation will cover:
• The various types of construction worker falls, including falls from elevation, scaffolding, ladders, etc. and why they occur.
• Applicable OSHA codes and safety standards
• The role worker behavior plays in construction accidents – i.e., lack of proper training, misuse of equipment, not wearing safety harnesses or protective gear, distracted walking, etc.
• How biomechanical experts can determine the causation of injuries from all of the above and also determine whether there is a causal relationship between a construction site incident and any claimed injuries.
While both Angela and ARCCA Region Manager Mike Demsko will be onsite at the CLM meeting, if you can’t attend, just contact Angela at firstname.lastname@example.org or Mike at email@example.com for help with your next construction site accident case or claim.