Highlighted Findings From a CPWR Survey on Underlying Causes of Falls From HeightsAuthor/Presenter: Barlet, Grace; Greenberg, Rosa; Bunting, Jessica
Falls remain the leading cause of job site deaths among construction workers, with an annual average of more than 300 fatalities. To better understand why, CPWR surveyed 495 people who experienced, witnessed, or investigated a fall incident. Participants said they believed that a lack of adequate planning is a key underlying cause of falls. Lack of planning was also associated with a lower likelihood of using fall protection. This preliminary report provides an overview of highlighted findings from the survey.