ACCIDENTS & INJURIES
Construction industry fatality rate for 2007
October 8, 2008 -- Each day in the United States, more than 11 million men and women go to work in the complex and changing industry that builds, repairs and maintains the structures we all inhabit. That is the construction industry.
Though the construction industry fatality rate declined in 2007 to 1,178 (from 1,239 in 2006), the construction industry suffers more fatalities than any industry in the private sector, according to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.
Rising fatality rate in building construction
Of the three major subsectors within construction, fatalities among workers in the construction of buildings actually rose 11 percent in 2007, with most of the increase in non-residential construction industries.
The largest construction subsector, specialty trade contractors, had 6 percent fewer fatalities in 2007, compared to 2006.
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