As the construction industry changes and develops new safety protocols, it’s tough to keep up with what injury statistics continue to hold true. Below are 13 surprising construction injury:

One in ten construction workers are injured every year. (Source: OSHA)

Falls are the greatest cause of fatal construction injuries. (Source: The Center for Construction Research and Training.)

The most-violated OSHA standard is fall protection. (Source: OSHA

The job with the highest injury rates in the construction industry is ironwork. (Source: AOL)

The construction industry is #2 in the United States for fatal injuries in workers younger than 18. (Source: US National Library of Medicine.)

Sixty percent of construction workplace injuries occur within the employee’s first year of employment.(Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics.)

Exposure accounts for 15.7% of all construction injuries. (Source: The Center for Construction Research and Training)

Good news: road construction fatalities have declined 36% since 2005. (Source: Federal Highway Administration.)

Construction workers account for 15% of reported lead poisoning in the United States. (Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.)

Source: Published November 4th, 2014 by Rachel Burger in Construction Management