Employee Injury Trends in Construction

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By Travelers
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Every construction site has risks. For instance, workers may be building at different elevations or in weather conditions with environmental stressors that need to be addressed. Trade contractors must often install systems in unfinished structures that may lack walls or handrails and other safeguards. Heavy equipment usage can create hazards for operators of the equipment and nearby workers.

These risks, combined with the physical nature of construction work, can increase the risk of injury severity and lost time more than many other industries. According to Travelers data, construction injuries are significantly more costly than those in other industries and, on average, keep workers off the job for significantly longer periods of time.

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