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Leading Causes of Death Among Construction Workers

Although trends in fatal occupational injuries in the construction industry are well researched, there is limited information on non-occupational deaths among construction workers, despite worksite exposures and tasks that may have lifetime health impacts, such as causing cancer. This story-dashboard, which compliments the January 2023 Data Bulletin, aims to begin filling those gaps in knowledge by characterizing causes of death for all construction workers in 2020 — those who were working, unemployed, or retired at time of death. The dashboard is not limited to deaths occurring at work.

This story-dashboard contains three sets of charts, navigated by clicking on the blue caption boxes or arrows at the top of the dashboard. They characterize construction worker deaths in 2020 and cover the following topics: 1) Number of Deaths, 2) Top 7 Causes of Deaths by Age Group, and 3) Detailed Causes and At Work Deaths.  Data are from the National Center of Health Statistics 2020 Multiple-cause Mortality Data File.

Information on specific charts and instructions for dashboard use are included in the information icon Data Dashboard information icon located to the right of each dashboard title. To get a full view of the dashboard on a mobile device, zoom out slightly and use landscape mode, which will provide a better navigation experience.

You can download the data as a spreadsheet. The spreadsheet is color-coded for each set of charts, and each worksheet’s name is based on the corresponding dashboard chart.

The dashboard will be updated when new data are available. If you have questions or comments, please email [email protected].

Recommended Citation: CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training. [2023]. Leading Causes of Death Among Construction Workers [dashboard].


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