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Cost of fall-related occupational injuries in construction, 2003-2006.

Authors
Biddle-EA; Bobick-TG; McKenzie-EA Jr.
Source
Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Fall Prevention and Protection May 19-20, 2010, Morgantown, WV. Morgantown, WV: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 2010 May; :74
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NIOSHTIC No.
20038311
Abstract
Fall-related incidents remain the primary cause of fatalities in the U.S. construction industry. An analysis of fatality data from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, maintained by Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, indicate that for 2003-2006, a total of 4,864 workers were killed in construction from all causes (annual average 1,216). During the same period, one-third of those construction fatalities resulted from a fall to a lower level, with falls from roofs accounting for 35% of those incidents. To better understand the impact of occupational fatalities on society, a cost estimation model was developed by researchers from the Division of Safety Research, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. This model estimates the impact on the U.S. Gross Domestic Product from occupational fatalities in the construction industry to be $5.1 billion. The mean cost for each of these fatalities was nearly $1.1 million, with falls to a lower level having a similar mean value. Other cost estimates by case characteristics demonstrate the enormous toll of occupational fatalities in construction borne by U.S. society.
Keywords
Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Mortality-data; Morbidity-rates; Accidents; Accident-rates; Statistical-analysis; Occupational-accidents; Occupational-hazards; Surveillance-programs; Traumatic-injuries
Publication Date
20100518
Document Type
Abstract
Fiscal Year
2010
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
NIOSH Division
DSR
Priority Area
Construction; Transportation, Warehousing and Utilities
Source Name
Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on Fall Prevention and Protection May 18-20, 2010, Morgantown, WV
State
WV
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