Most Dangerous Jobs Construction Workers

About one of the most dangerous or life-threatening jobs construction workers, information and dangers of the profession.


Construction Workers: The world's construction force is numerically massive. Over a lifetime, each worker can on the average expect to have three or four serious injuries which will keep him off work more than three days. One in 50 will die in a site accident. Falling from heights is the major killer, but other hazards include electrocution, explosions, the inhalation of toxic gases, and a multitude of chemical hazards from the handling of various solvents, paint removers, and resins. Noise deafness is a major problem, as is "white finger" from vibrating tools, and many a laborer has contracted asbestosis while working on building sites.

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