Slips, Trips or Falls in the Construction Industry

Fatal Occupational Injuries

In December of 2017, the United States Department of Labor released the most recent census.  This provided data by industry – encompassing the entire United States.

Within the Construction industry, there were a total of 987 fatal injuries in 2016.  Out of this total, the majority of deaths were due to falls, slips or trips; a total of 384 or 39% from those incidences alone!

These falls, slips and trips continue to be the main contributor to occupational deaths within construction!  Invest in your safety and security and that of your workers. Although accidents will always happen, most times these falls can be prevented with the right fall protection equipment.


Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2018). Retrieved from