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Construction Accident at Doak Campbell Stadium – Two Injured

Lilly Lentz3 months ago

According to the WCTV Eyewitness News, two construction workers were injured on the job working on the Florida State University Stadium.  

WCTV and the Construction Accident

While working at the Florida State University’s Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida, two construction workers were injured last Monday. Doak Campbell Stadium has been under construction due to renovations over the course of the last nine months. This accident occurred at some time in the afternoon.

According to the Florida State University’s Police Major, Jim Russell, there were workers cutting a piece of material when the accident occurred. When cutting, the material somehow fell and struck two workers that were located below the spot where the material was being cut.

Florida State University Police have stated that one worker suffered from an arm injury, while the other injured worker fell and received a head injury. The worker who received a head injury, however, was alert and conscious when medical crews arrived at the construction site. The officials have also stated that the worker with the head injury experienced a gash to his head, but the injury has been ruled as non-life-threatening.

Construction Injury Statistics

According to Industrial Safety and Hygiene News:

  • One in ten construction workers are injured every year.
  • Falls are the greatest cause of fatal construction injuries.
  • The most violated OSHA standard is fall protection.
  • Sixty percent of construction workplace injuries occur within the employee’s first year of employment.
Construction Injury Statistics

According to the Center for Construction Research and Training:

  • In 2010, falls led to 18,130 non-fatal injuries resulting in days away from work, accounting for 24% of the non-fatal injuries in construction.
  • The rate of non-fatal fall injuries in construction was 50% higher than all industries combined.
  • The primary cause of fall fatalities in construction was falling from roofs, accounting for one-third of the fatal falls, while falls on the same level accounted for 35.9% of non-fatal injuries.

To prevent construction worker falls, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and partners have launched a national construction falls prevention campaign, encouraging everyone in the industry to work safely and use the proper equipment to reduce falls. 

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