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Three Construction Workers Hurt After Roof Fall

on the job injury

According to WoodTV8, three men in Coopersville, Michigan, were injured after falling more than 30 feet off a construction site roof after a strong gust of wind caused the roof trusses to tip.

Workers in Stable Condition

At around 2:45 p.m., the three construction workers were working on the roof of a new salt barn for the Ottawa County Road Commission. The men and the trusses were tossed from the roof and fell about 30 to 40 feet, according to the Ottawa County Sherriff’s Office.

The men were pulled from the debris and transported to Grand Rapids hospital where they are currently in stable condition, reports WoodTV8.

On The Job Accident Statistics

The following statistics are provided by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

  • 4,821 workers were killed in on the job accidents in 2014. This averages to 95 deaths a week or more than 13 deaths every day.
  • 4,386 of those fatalities occurred in private industry and 899 were associated with construction accidents.
  • Among the leading causes of on the job deaths are:
    • Falls (39.9% of total construction deaths in 2014)
    • Electrocutions
    • Struck by object
    • Caught-in/between

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