Career Construction Worker has a 0.5% chance of dying on the job

Next time you drive by a construction site and see 200 people at work realize that one of them will never live to see retirement. That’s the latest findings published in a press release published by the American Public Health Association. In addition, the findings tell us that “Nearly all construction workers will experience one or more work-related injuries or illnesses over a lifetime” 75% of workers that have a 45-year career in construction work will be victims of some type of disabling injury.

Hispanic construction workers have a 20% higher risk of dying on the job than do non-hispanic workers.

View the complete press release and click on the links at the bottom of the page to find out more.