Death Draws OSHA Inquiry
REPORT: The Vue Construction Site Had Fire Code Problems
Posted: June 11, 2013 at 5 a.m.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration opened an investigation Monday into the death of a Joplin, Mo., man.
By The Numbers
Hazards at Work Sites
Out of 4,188 worker fatalities in private industry in 2011, 738 or 17.6 percent were in construction. Four types of accidents were responsible for more than half those deaths. Eliminating the “Fatal Four,” as federal safety experts have dubbed them, would save more than 400 lives a year:
• Falls – 259 (35 percent)
• Electrocutions – 69 (9 percent)
• Struck by Object – 73 (10 percent)
• Caught in-between – 18 (2 percent)
Source: U.S. Occupational Safety And Health Administration.
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