OSHA previously identified the four most dangerous job site hazards for construction workers and they are falls, electrocutions, being struck by objects and being caught in/between hazards. These “Fatal Four” were responsible for 58% of all fatalities on construction sites in 2014.
For this blog post, we’d like to zero in on struck-by injuries, which include objects that are falling, flying, swinging or rolling. In any of these scenarios, a worker is stripped of their ability to see these objects coming towards them with enough time to react and move out of the way. Struck-by injuries are the second highest cause of fatalities among construction workers.