INFOGRAPHIC: Engineering has second-highest fatality rate in construction

Screen Shot 2014-04-22 at 3.58.36 PMConstruction Safety Day, which takes place Wednesday, is a good chance to brush up on safe practices.

Though motorists do play a big role in highway construction site safety, it’s your responsibility as a worker to ensure you are following all safety guidelines.

Between 2003 and 2012, the engineering sector of the construction industry had an average of fatality rate of 17 percent annually — the second highest percentage, according to information compiled by Viewpoint based on data from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). That’s a percentage that could definitely afford to be lowered.

For more safety statistics, check out the infographic below.

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Infographic courtesy of Viewpoint.