Construction Safety Forensic Investigation
Out of 3,929 worker fatalities in private industry in 2013, 20.3% or 1 in 5 were in construction. The leading causes of these deaths on construction sites were falls, followed by struck by object, electrocution, and caught-in/between. These "Fatal Four" were responsible for more than half (58.7%) the construction worker deaths in 2013.
Construction accidents can involve multiple, interrelated causal factors, such as deficiencies, mechanical failure, human error, lack of training, or inadequate safety training or protocols.
To conduct a complete accident/incident investigation, the factors contributing to an accident, as well as the means to prevent accidents, must be clearly understood.
- Initial investigation at the accident scene
- Accident reconstruction
- Safety training & adequate equipment
- Mechanical failure
- Human error
- Collecting & analyzing data