Last May, 28-year-old Adrien Zamora fell 40 feet from a scaffold while restoring an 11-story building in New York. It was his first day on the job, and he had not been given a fall protection harness or the necessary safety training. He left behind a wife and their two young daughters.
Unfortunately, this loss is only one of many such tragedies that happen every year. Falls are the leading cause of death in construction, accounting for one-third of all work-related deaths in the industry.