We frequently write about the working conditions that contribute to preventable employee fatalities. Thankfully, there is some optimistic news to report. In 2011, fewer employees experienced the kinds of catastrophic workplace injuries that ultimately lead to death than were suffered in the previous year. Though this may seem like a small victory, the statistic is hopefully the start of a positive trend toward greater safety in the workplace.
It is no secret that some industries are inherently more dangerous than others. The construction industry for example, can be a dangerous business. Our New York readers learned recently about a construction accident involving a crane, in which a construction worker was killed.