In the construction industry, laborers are 4 times more likely to suffer injuries to the hand and lower extremities as workers in other industries are. In a study funded by the Center for Construction Research & Training, 2,916 injured construction workers were classified into injury categories by percent of injuries suffered.
38.9% of the reported injuries were fractures, abrasions, sprains or lacerations to the hands or fingers
19.5% of the reported injuries were to the feet, knees and legs
18.9% of the injuries were to the back10.9% of the injuries were to the head and/or neck10.6% of the injuries were to the elbow or shoulder
Reviewing RECON Safety Procedures as a refresher covering PPE, hazard assessment and daily work planning will lessen the possibility of an injury.