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As construction work increases, so do dangers

Firms focus on training, education to protect new workers under tight deadlines
Construction work is one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States, resulting in the deaths of nearly 1,000 workers every year. Most of those fatalities involve one of the "Focus Four" hazards. As the industry experiences another boom and the workforce grows, safety pros are focusing on training and engagement.
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Falls in construction: A deadly hazard

Between 2003 and 2013, falls were the leading cause of death in the construction industry, resulting in more than 3,500 fatalities, according to OSHA. During that time, falls from roofs made up roughly 34 percent of the deaths – all of which were preventable.
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