New York Construction Accident: Young worker falls 12 feet after wall collapse
Yesterday a 20 year old construction worker was severely injured when a wall collapsed at a construction site at an apartment building in Washington Heights, New York City according to theDaily News
Falls are the leading cause of death in construction accidents and the cause of many traumatic injuries. According to the most recent statistics available 259 construction workers died in 2011 after they fell. This number represent 35% of the 738 fatal construction accidents in 2011. To reduce this number OSHA has been running a fall prevention campaign that started in April 2012 and is still ongoing.