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SCAFFOLDING ACCIDENT: What are some statistics regarding scaffolding accidents occurring on job or construction sites?

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According to recent statistics from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) data, scaffolding accidents at job sites or construction sites account for approximately 80 deaths annually and this comes to over 10,000 injuries a year! All told, 900 construction site fatalities occur every year, according to OSHA, so this means that scaffolding accidents alone account for nearly 10% of all construction deaths!  Construction workers need to be careful on scaffolding as the statistics show the truth as these systems of support can be extremely dangerous!

Here are some follow up questions you can find answers to on my website:
How do these on-the-job or construction site accidents happen? Who can be to blamed? What can you do if you got hurt on a construction site or if you lost a loved one to a fall or some other type of fatal injury producing job accident?
 

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