Don’t Fall for This One

Falls in the workplace are a major issue. A 2014 report published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics revealed that 261,930 workers missed one or more days of work that year due to injuries from a fall. Sadly, 798 of those workers died as a result of their fall. These accidents are especially prevalent in construction, but also happen across a wide range of industries, including building maintenance, healthcare support, and transportation. The fact of the matter is that certain vocations do carry a substantial amount of risk with them, and while certain safety measures can offer help, not all falls can be prevented. Where prevention is not possible, the next best thing is early detection of the fall so that help can be dispatched without delay, which may prevent the worst of outcomes from occurring.

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