The construction industry is one of the largest industries in the United States. Whether it is road or bridge construction or building a new school, apartment building, or housing community, construction sites are frequent throughout Fresno County. Unfortunately, construction sites are some of the most dangerous places, for workers and visitors. Even with precautions and strict adherence to all safety protocols, construction accidents still occur.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly three million non-fatal workplace accidents occurred during 2014. This is a national rate of 3.2 cases per 100 full-time workers. During 2014, California’s rate of workplace accidents totaled 3.7 cases per 100 full-time employees — just slightly above the national average. Workplace injuries and illnesses cost employees