Brain injuries most common in construction industry
A recent study into traumatic brain injury and workplace accidents reveals that people working in the construction industry are the most likely to suffer a traumatic brain injury.
The study, The Epidemiology of Fatal Occupational Traumatic Brain Injury, was conducted by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. The Current Population Survey and the Census of Fatal Occupational Injury were used in the study.
Construction worker fatalities were most often caused by falls, followed by motor-vehicle accidents.
Employers are required to follow certain safety and health regulations. Construction employers should also take extra precautions if workers are exposed to dangerous work or work environments, mechanical irritants, radiological hazards, and chemical hazards.
If you or someone you know has suffered a traumatic brain injury in a workplace accident, contact the Raleigh head and brain injury lawyers of Scudder & Hedrick, PLLC at 919-851-3311 to discuss your case.