Common injuries among construction workers include broken bones or fractures; burns, cuts and lacerations; damage to joints and muscles; and head injuries. Injuries such as these are a result of workplace accidents such as falls, equipment malfunction, fires or explosions, building collapses and overexertion.
Some injuries among construction workers are the result of unsafe working conditions that include high lead levels, asbestos or silica. Because construction workers frequently work around large machinery, they sustain many accidents and injuries by being run over by large trucks or being crushed between large vehicles. Some more serious consequences of construction accidents include amputation, traumatic head injuries and even death.