You’ve read about concussions on the sports field. But did you know about the risk of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) on the job site?
The construction industry has the highest number of fatal and nonfatal traumatic brain injuries among U.S. workplaces, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). From 2003 to 2010, more than 2,200 construction workers died as a result of a TBI. These deaths represented a quarter of all construction fatalities. Examples of construction incidents that caused a TBI include a 25-foot-fall from a roof; being struck in the head by a steel beam as it was transported across a worksite; and getting hit by a vehicle moving supplies.
Keep reading to learn more about this serious risk.