Over 216,000 people work in the construction industry throughout Illinois, more than half of whom work in the Chicago area. Many more people work as contractors on construction sites and may not be included in the above statistics. This means that hundreds of thousands of people are at risk of being involved in a construction accident on any given work day. The following are a few frequently asked questions about construction accidents in Illinois.
What are the most common construction accidents?
According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the following are the four most common construction accidents that result in serious or fatal injuries: