Construction struck-by deaths up 34% since 2010

Struck-by hazards have been defined as one of the Focus Four hazards identified by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) as a leading cause of injuries in construction, according to the Quarterly Data Report from CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training. The other hazards include falls, caught-in-between injuries, and electrocution.

Between 2010 and 2015, the most recent year for which data is available, the number of deaths resulting from workers being struck by an object, piece of equipment or vehicle rose 34 percent to 162.

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