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Beware the “Fatal Four” of Construction Accidents

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) keeps track of all occupational injuries and deaths that occur on the job, and according to them, the deadliest of all professions is construction. The construction industry accounts for more than a fifth of all on-the-job accidents in the United States, with an average of twenty on-the-job fatalities every year in New York City alone. And in construction, most fatal accidents can be attributed to four causes, which OSHA has dubbed the “Fatal Four:” falls, being struck by an object, electrocutions, and caught-in/between accidents.

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