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Construction Projects -- And Injuries -- Are On The Rise

More than 20 percent of all workplace deaths that occur in the private sector are linked to the construction industry. Indeed, nearly 1,000 construction workers die on the job each year. In addition, there are tens of thousands of annual injuries, many of them permanently disabling.

Most contractors and laborers know this already – if not the hard data, then at least that the industry is unusually dangerous. The nature of the job requires dealing with heavy machinery (which often breaks down), scaling great heights, driving unwieldy trucks, working around live electrical wiring, and other everyday perils.