Construction Fatality Map Dashboard
Construction workers face numerous hazards at worksites each day. Despite ongoing efforts, more than 1,100 U.S. construction workers died on the job in 2019, of which more than one-third was due to falls to lower level.
CPWR’s Data Center has developed and maintained the Construction Fatality Maps since 2011 as part of supporting the National Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction. To continue to raise public awareness of construction hazards and the need for improved safety in the industry, we have developed this Construction Fatality Map Dashboard. The newly designed dashboard combines data from ongoing OSHA fatality investigations and online media sources gathered since 2011 (including data used in the existing fatality maps). Although the dashboard only captures about 70% of all construction fatalities, it provides detailed geographic information and other circumstances for each fatal injury.
You can download the data behind the Dashboard as a spreadsheet. The Dashboard will be updated periodically when new data are available. If you are aware of a recent work-related fatality in construction, or have questions on the dashboard, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To Use the Dashboard:
This dashboard allows you to categorize and track fatal injuries in construction geographically. It has four filters: Year, Event Type, State, and Date Range. Click on the arrow along the left margin (>) and a selection panel with the four filters will appear. The filters work inclusively, allowing you to filter by multiple criteria between and within filter categories.
The pie-chart for “% Share of Fatal Injuries by Event Type” and the bar-chart “Number of Fatal Injuries by State” will change correspondingly with criteria you select. If you want to see a large version of either chart, mouse over its upper-right corner and click on the circle with the four arrows that appears. In addition, click on any point on the map to see a pop-up window with information about an individual killed on the job, OSHA records for the case, and links to related news coverage.
For mobile users:
If you are using a tablet or a smartphone, tap a point with your finger on the map, and then tap Fatality Details — you can get pop-ups with detailed information on the fatal injury. To view the Fatality by Injury Type pie chart or Fatality by State bar chart, tap the “<” and “>” arrows at the bottom of the dashboard.