Falling Building Material Injures Worker in Annaville
This Wednesday, a falling piece of building material injured a man working on the old Stonewall Post Office in Annaville, Texas.
About the Construction Accident
According to KIII-TV, the construction worker was working to repair the old building when a piece of building material fell on him, knocking him unconscious for a short time. He was taken to the local hospital to be treated for a concussion.
Rebuilding work on the Stonewall Post Office began earlier this week. It was damaged in a fire in April 2013.
Construction Accident Statistics
The Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics states:
- Fatal work injuries in the private construction sector increased 5 percent from 2011 to 2012 (from 738 deaths in 2011 to 775 in 2012).
- The construction industry accounted for the highest number of fatal work injuries in 2012.
- 4,383 fatal occupational injuries were reported in 2012.
- In 2012, the construction of buildings caused 142 fatal injuries.