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Slide 7


TEXT VERSION OF SLIDE:

    Title: The BLS Released Statistics Showing the Leading Causes of Construction Fatalities
    Type: Text Slide
    Content:

    FATALITIES

    2005

    2006

    2007

    2008

    2009

    FALLS

    394

    433

    447

    332

    283

    STRUCK BY

    130

    120

    106

    108

    79

    ELECTROCUTIONS

    107

    126

    108

    89

    89

    CAUGHT
    IN/BETWEEN

    111

    96

    98

    92

    34


    *The row titled FALLS has a red lined oval around the entire row selecting FALLS, 394, 433, 447, 332, 283.

    At the bottom left is slide number 7 and Source: BLS CFOI Data.

    At the bottom right is OSHA's logo.

    Speaker Notes:

    This slide shows where the majority of the fatalities have occurred in the construction industry. And as you can see, falls accounted for more deaths than any of the other focus four hazards. Falls accounted for 34% of the construction fatalities in 2008 and 2009 ... and 35% of the fatalities since 2005. We can, and we must, reverse this undesirable trend.
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