According to recent statistics collected by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the construction industry is the fourth most dangerous field in which to work. Even though the statistics show that there are a higher number of work-related fatalities in the agricultural, mining, and transportation industries, construction workers experience far more work-related injuries.
Although the above numbers reflect only work-related injuries and deaths that occurred in the United States, the dangers involved in working construction transcends invisible borders. For example, there were still 148 construction deaths in the United Kingdom between 2012 and 2013, even after an 18% decrease in the number of fatalities from the year before.
It is difficult to tell if the reduction in United Kingdom construction deaths