Fatal Work Injuries in Construction in Texas, 1991-93Author/Presenter: Richardson, Scott; Reyes, Rene
In Texas, construction workers face a higher risk of dying on the job than workers in the State’s other industries. Between 1991 and 1993, the construction industry in Texas averaged one fatal work injury every 4 days. Construction fatalities represented 17 percent of all fatal work injuries over the period studied, even though construction workers accounted for only 5 percent of the employed workforce. In fact, there were more fatal work injuries in construction than in any other major industry division in the State over the 3-year period.