A new OSHA PowerPoint presentation shows the heavy financial cost resulting from falls in construction. OSHA analyzed workers’ compensation data for injuries resulting from falls from elevations suffered by roofers and carpenters. The data, which covers 2005-2007, comes from 38 states, accounting for about 1/3 of total workers’ compensation benefits.
OSHA’s analysis found that falls from elevations by roofers cost an average of approximately $106,000 each, and that falls from elevations by carpenters cost an average of over $97,000 each. To view the PowerPoint presentation on Workers’ Compensation Costs of Falls in Construction, Click here