How common are construction site injuries?
The presence of heavy machinery, serious chemicals, and large heights make construction sites one of the most dangerous workplaces in America. In fact, more fatalities and injuries occur on construction sites than in any other workplace. Falling from heights is a common construction site injury. Whether working on scaffolding or an oil rig, a high fall can cause traumatic bodily harm. Another common injury is a repetitive motion injury. This broad category of injury occurs when muscles or tissue become damaged after performing the same motion over and over. Common in offices and construction sites alike, your employer should make you aware of the risks of repetitive motion injuries.