Despite initiatives like STEP, some construction industry safety organizations have reported distressing safety statistics recently.
During the last few months, the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR) found construction-site safety lacking in a few areas. Most recently, the CPWR determined that the number of fatal construction caught-in and caught-between injuries increased 33% from 2011 to 2015, which was more than the overall 26% increase in construction fatalities for that same period.
The center said 67% of those who died were killed by falling materials. Ironworkers, older workers and those under 20 years of age were most likely to die in caught-in/between incidents.
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