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Suicide Highest Among Construction Workers, Miners

Suicide rates increased dramatically among the U.S. working population between 2000 and 2016, with male construction workers and miners having the highest suicide rates by occupation in recent years, According to a new federal analysis of labor data. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), identifying suicide trends in labor data could help authorities better understand suicide among different occupational groups and inform suicide prevention efforts. The study looked at 22,000 U.S. workers ages 16 to 64 years who died by suicide in 17 states. The data showed that construction workers and miners had the highest ... Read More

Road construction workers at greater risk of on-the-job fatality

Construction workers were more than twice as likely than other industry workers to be killed at road construction sites from 2011 through 2016, according to a report by the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR). During that time frame, 532 construction workers were killed. About half of those fatalities occurred when workers were struck by vehicles or mobile equipment, and nearly three quarters of those killed worked in the highway, street and bridge subsectors. According to the report, there was a 43 percent increase in road construction deaths in 2016, during which 103 workers will killed, compared to a ... Read More

Maryland parking garage collapse kills one worker, severely injures another

BETHESDA, MD — One construction worker is dead and another severely injured after a “key portion” of a parking garage being built at a Maryland mall collapsed Thursday afternoon. An investigation of the collapse is underway. According to a news release from the Westfield Montgomery Mall in Bethesda, a new 16-screen movie theater was being built on top of the parking garage when the structure collapsed. There were about 20 construction workers on the site at the time of the collapse. Montgomery County fire officials reported that around 1:47 p.m. a beam weighing 25 tons fell from the third floor ... Read More

The top 10 deadliest jobs in America

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, in 2009, 4,340 workers left for work never to return home. This number represents a significant decline in the number of fatal on-the-job accidents from 2008, when 5,214 workers lost their lives, but many labor analysts suspect workplace fatalities will rise again in proportion to economic gains and rise in employment. The agency also analyzed these workplace fatalities to determine the top 10 most deadly jobs in America. 1. Fisherman (118 deaths per 100,000) Storms, wind, rogue waves, violent seas, dangerous equipment, illness, isolation, and the constant risk of hypothermia and drowning ... Read More