Fatal Injuries at Road Construction Sites Among Construction WorkersAuthor/Presenter: Wang, Xuanwen; Katz, Rebecca; Do, Xiuwen Sue
Working at road construction sites can be dangerous. Between 2011 and 2015, 962 workers lost their lives at road construction sites, an average of 122 workers annually (BLS, 2017). This Quarterly Data Report examines the trends and patterns of fatal occupational injuries among construction workers at road construction sites over time, with special emphasis on the period after the recent economic recovery. Fatality numbers were obtained from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI), and the employment data were from the Current Population Survey (CPS). This report also provides related information on injury prevention at road construction sites selected from a variety of sources, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), and CPWR.