Safety First is the mantra we’ve been hearing for decades in the industry, and while construction has become much safer for workers, we clearly still have a long ways to go.
Fortune’s Anne Vandermey has more:
First, the good news in American workplaces: Four decades ago, 14,000 U.S. workers were killed on the job each year. Now, that number is closer to 5,000…
But not every industry is enjoying a decline in the number of accidents. As the construction industry climbs back toward its pre-recession peak, accidents are rising with it. There were 937 fatal work injuries in private construction in 2015—the highest number since 2008.