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VOL 11.16: Make Fall Safety a Top Priority
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(September 15, 2020)
     

It may come as a surprise that the third leading cause of unintentional injury-related death in adults, depending on the industry, falls can be the leading cause of death.

Hazards in the Workplace

In 2014, 660 workers died in falls from a higher level, and 49,210 were injured badly enough to require days off of work. A worker doesn't have fall from a high level to suffer fatal injuries. While half of all fatal falls in 2014 occurred from 20 feet or lower, 12% were from less than 6 feet, according to Injury Facts 2017®.

Construction workers are most at risk for fatal falls from height – more than seven times the rate of other industries – but falls can happen anywhere, even at a "desk job."

 

 

Published by : D. L. Shah Trust

Edited by : Mr. Hari K Taneja, Trustee, D. L. Shah Trust

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