Construction workers at highest risk of traumatic brain injuries
Construction workers continue to face some of the highest risks when it comes to injuries in the workplace. One of the most concerning involves traumatic brain injuries (TBI), often caused by falls and being struck by moving vehicles.
According to a 2016 report by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), the construction industry has the highest number of both fatal and nonfatal traumatic brain injuries among U.S. workplaces. Between 2003 and 2010, over 2,200 workers died because of these injuries, which represented 25 percent of all construction fatalities.