OSHA Investigates South Texas Construction Accident

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has launched an investigation into an accident in Alamo, Texas. A worker fell to his death in an accident at Sharyland Pioneer High School.

About the Sharyland Construction Accident

  • According to the Monitor, OSHA staff met with the owner of the contracting company overseeing the construction of the new high school Tuesday.
  • The agency is investigating the death of Juan Jose Gonzalez, 46, who fell 18 feet to his death while working on the gymnasium of the high school around 3 p.m. Monday.
  • Gonzalez had been employed by a subcontractor, Texas H & H Contractors, based in Edinburg.

Construction Accident Statistics

  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4,383 workers died on the job in 2012 – this averages to be 84 deaths a week or nearly 12 deaths a day.
  • Fatal injuries involving contractors accounted for 16 percent of all work related deaths in 2012.
  • Four leading causes of fatal work injuries accounted for 435 deaths:
    • Falls
    • Struck by Object
    • Electrocutions
    • Caught-in/between
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