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Accident at San Diego Zoo Injures Three Construction Workers


construction accident

Construction workers at the San Diego Zoo were hospitalized for injuries sustained from an unspecified work accident.

Details of the San Diego Zoo Accident

The San Diego Union-Tribune reports that on June 29th three construction workers were injured sometime in the morning.

A call to 911 was placed around 10:30 a.m. upon the discovery that two contractors were injured. Monica Munoz, a spokeswoman for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, stated that once crews arrived, they ended up transporting three people in total to the hospital. She went on to say that she wasn’t aware of how the workers were injured, or how severe the injuries were.

A spokesperson for the zoo said that the people that were injured were working on a construction site, but did not give any details about how the injuries were inflicted.

Construction Accident Statistics

The following information was provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA):

  • In 2015, 4,379 worker fatalities were reported in private industry, with 21.4% of them being in construction.
  • Some of the most common causes of work-related death are:
    • Falling
    • Being struck by an object
    • Electrocution
    • Being caught-in/between structures, equipment, or machinery

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