A Fort Lauderdale construction worker was injured Friday after taking a fall from some scaffolding.
According to a report from Local10.com, on Friday, February 8, a construction worker fell from scaffolding inside a building and injured his back. He was unable to move or stand after the fall. This is the second injury in this building in the last few weeks, and the second in two days in the general area.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the overall rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in 2017 was 3.1 (cases per 100 full-time workers).
In 2017, the rate of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses in construction was 1.3 (cases per 100 full-time workers).
Framing contractors had the highest nonfatal injury rate in 2017 (7.5 cases per 100 full-time workers), followed by structural steel and precast concrete contractors (4.9 cases per 100 full-time workers).
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), actions that can reduce the risk of construction falls include:
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