Latest construction accident fatality statistics reverse trend of declining deaths

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2012 statistics show construction fatalities on the rise, with North Dakota's rate 10 times the national average

July 14, 2014

The latest data on construction site fatalities for 2012 shows a rise in the death rate to 9.9 per 100,000 workers, after 2011 had reached a recent low of 9.1 per 100,000, according to an analysis by the AFL-CIO. North Dakota saw a sharp increase in construction industry fatalities, with a fatality rate of 97.4 per 100,000 workers, nearly 10 times the national rate, according to the report. The increase in North Dakota is likely due to the economic boom brought on by the energy industry in the area, experts said. 

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