America’s landscape is changing. While natural disasters are partially responsible for the transformations taking place, manmade alterations are primary factors here as well. New homes and commercial buildings are continually going up across the nation. Though progress is necessary, it often comes at a price for those on the ground fostering those construction projects.
Looking at the Numbers
According to a 2016 report from OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, more than 20 percent of that year’s private-sector worker fatalities occurred in the construction industry. In other words, about one in five work-related deaths was the result of a construction site hazard during that year.…Continue reading