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Falls are the leading cause of fatalities in the construction industry. An average of 362 fatal falls occurred each year from 1995 to 1999, with the trend on the increase.

It is important that safety and health programs contain provisions to protect workers from falls on the job. The following hazards cause the most fall-related injuries:
Did You Know? Falls From Elevation Account For One Third Of All Deaths In Construction

Did you know?
Falls from elevation
account for one third
of all deaths
in construction.
Worker standing on unprotected sides of floor holes Unprotected Sides, Wall Openings, and Floor Holes
Mixture of several different scaffold components in the same scaffold Improper Scaffold Construction
Construction site with unprotected steel rebar protruding from the ground Unguarded Protruding Steel Rebars
Construction worker on a portable ladder at proper angle against construction building Misuse of Portable Ladders

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