Construction Site Accidents
According to Human Resources and Skills Development Canada Construction Industry has the highest rates of work-related injuries in 2008.
Workers in construction (24.5 per 1,000 employed workers) and in manufacturing (24.0) had the highest rates. By contrast, the rate in the financial sector was a little less than one (0.6) per 1,000 employees.
Source: International Labour Organization (ILO) LABORSTA Internet. Table 8B – Rate of occupational injuries, by economic activity, Canada, 2008. Available from: Laborsta Internet. Rates are calculated by ILO using data compiled from Human Resources and Skill Development Canada, Statistics Canada and Association of Workers’ Compensation Board of Canada.
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