Analyzing the Mortality Rate in the U.S. Construction Industry (2004 – 2014)
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Safety remains a major challenge in the construction industry throughout the world. Recent government statistics have revealed a high rate of fatalities in the U.S. construction industry. This study investigates the root causes of this issue and reveals an inverse correlation between mortality rate in the construction industry with respect to time. To address this issue data is gathered from the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) survey. This survey comprises data that focuses on the reasons for deaths in every US industry. This data is then further categorized into six specific events explained by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The data was then quantitatively analyzed, with a subsequent statistical analysis in SPSS. Findings show that mortality rates have decreased overall since 2004. This may reflect the fact that there is an improved consistency in safety awareness programs among employers, suggesting that these programs have been effective.
Tupe, Harshavardhan Vikas (2017). Analyzing the Mortality Rate in the U.S. Construction Industry (2004 – 2014). Master's thesis, Texas A & M University. Available electronically from