Fatal Job Site Fall

A construction worker fell over 40 feet to his death. The tragic incident happened on a construction project where a multi story structure was being built.  The decedent was a carpenter working on the framing of the top floor. He fell through an opening in the floor.  If you look closely you will see a portion of the plans still at his feet. According to the United States Department of Labor OSHA, out of 4,674 worker fatalities in private industry in calendar year 2017, 971 or 20.7% were in construction. Of the 971 fatalities  39.2% or 381 were due to falls.