Common Causes of Construction Accidents in South Carolina
Working at heights, in cramped quarters, around dangerous equipment, exposed to contaminants and electricity – all while doing physically demanding jobs – construction workers face danger at every turn. Statistics show that construction is one of the most dangerous industries. Each year in the United States about 800 construction workers die on the job – nearly 20 percent of all occupational deaths – and another 75,000 are injured.
The roughly 83,000 construction workers in South Carolina are exposed to workplace hazards every day. Slips and falls, falling debris, overexertion and trench collapses are just a few of the leading causes of serious construction site injuries and death. While they have many different causes, these accidents often share the same outcome: workers are left unable to support themselves and their families, perhaps forever.