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Fatal falls among Massachusetts construction workers.
Occupational Health Surveillance Program Massachusetts Department of Public Health
Boston, MA: Massachusetts Department of Public Health, 2012 Apr; :1-6
Construction workers create the structures that shape our lives. They build our homes and schools, repair our roads and bridges, create office parks, supermarkets, hospitals, sports arenas... And they are at high risk of being fatally injured on the job. In Massachusetts over the last five years, 78 construction workers were fatally injured at work - more workers than in any other industry. Over half of these workers (44 of 78) fell to their deaths. The rate of fatal falls among construction workers was more than nine times the average rate for all workers in the state (4.9 versus 0.5 deaths per 100,000 full-time workers). This special topic report focuses on fatal falls to a lower level in construction.
Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Fall-protection; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Surveillance-programs; Statistical-analysis; Information-systems; Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Ladders; Roofers; Scaffolds; Height-factors
Massachusetts Department of Public Health, Occupational Health Surveillance Program, Injury Surveillance and Prevention Project, 250 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02108
Fatal falls among Massachusetts construction workers
Massachusetts State Department of Public Health - Boston
Page last reviewed: May 5, 2020
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division