Construction is one of the most dangerous industries in the United States, with approximately 1,000 on-the-job fatal injuries annually in recent years. About two-thirds of those fatalities are caused by what have become known as the Construction Focus Four hazards: falls, struck-by, electrocutions, and caught-in/between. This dashboard summarizes trends in construction fatalities caused by the Construction Focus Four.
Fatality data are from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries Database, which is maintained and updated by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The dashboard includes fatalities in both the private and public construction sectors and is organized by injury type and major subsector. Bar charts show fatality counts by year, and pie charts provide the fatality distribution by injury type or major subsector for the year(s) selected.
Dashboard instructions and information on filters, charts, and definitions are included in the information icon located to the right of the dashboard title.
You can download the data as a spreadsheet. Each worksheet’s name is based on the corresponding dashboard chart.
The dashboard will be updated annually when new data are available, with the next update scheduled for Spring 2023. If you have questions or comments, please email [email protected].
Recommended Citation: CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training. . Construction Focus Four [dashboard].