While firefighting, peacekeeping, and armed services are among the most dangerous professions, mines, factories, and construction sites are some of the riskiest workplaces in the world for civilians. According to the National institutes of Health (NIH), construction workers are injured at a 71% higher rate than the national average for workers across every industry in the United States.
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With these alarming stats simply acting as the tip of the iceberg, it is important for both workers and employers to be aware of the most common injuries and accidents in construction sites.
Struck-by/Crushed In-Between Vehicles
Being struck or crushed by a moving construction vehicle has resulted in some of the most gruesome injuries and fatalities in the past.…Continue reading