Fatal Falls Among Older Construction Workers

  title={Fatal Falls Among Older Construction Workers},
  author={Xiuwen Sue Dong and Xuanwen Wang and Christina Daw},
  journal={Human Factors: The Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics Society},
  pages={303 - 315}
Objective: This study examines recent trends and patterns in fall fatalities in the U.S. construction industry to determine whether fatal falls among older workers are different from younger workers in this industry. Background: Falls are the leading cause of fatalities in the U.S. construction industry. Given the increasingly aging workforce in construction, it is important to assess the risk of falls among older construction workers. Methods: Fatality data were obtained from the Census of… 

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