Apparently, a recent report has shown that construction accidents are actually more common during the middle of the day. Previous research, however, had stated that work-related deaths were more likely to take place between 9am and 1pm.
After looking at recent data though, it has been found that the most dangerous hours on site are actually between 10am and 3pm. And worst of all, at midday.
The purpose of the study was to help find different ways that the industry could be made safer. In response to this, it has been recommended that contractors should organise safety meetings and “tool box” talks during this hour. Apparently, employees should also be made more aware of the different risks that are apparent over the course of the day.
Alongside this, the report also found that smaller companies were also the most likely to have a death reported on site. Falls were also found to be the main cause of deaths on site. Specifically, falls accounted for 33% of fatalities recorded during the study.
Accounting for fifty percent of workplace deaths though was workers aged between thirty-five and fifty-four years old. From this, the conclusion was drawn that the older a worker was, the higher their fatality rate.
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