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Construction Accidents Archives

How wearable tech helps construction workers stay safe

Every year in North Carolina and the rest of the U.S., workplace injuries and illnesses cost businesses an average of $250 billion. In response, many companies are adopting wearable technology for their employees. This can both reduce safety risks and leverage a great deal of insurance benefits.

Construction workers at greatest risk for struck-by accidents

North Carolina construction workers are undoubtedly aware of the safety hazards of their industry. One of the dangers is of struck-by incidents, which are accidents in which a worker is struck by an object, equipment or a vehicle. A report says that the construction industry has more struck-by deaths than any other industry in the United States and twice as much risk of struck-by accidents.

Another construction worker dies in another fall

Late last week, a North Carolina construction worker died on-the-job after falling from a 30-foot ladder. The same thing will happen next month and, statistically, the month after that. And the month after that.   

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.