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Construction Accidents Archives

Increased action to prevent construction drug abuse

When many people in Connecticut consider construction accidents, they think about incidents which could have been prevented. However, they may not consider the aftereffects of some accidents. Some construction workers may find that after they have incurred an injury on the job, they have a new, more serious problem--substance abuse.

Analysis: Older workers' fatality risk higher than other groups

If you work in construction, you know you're in a field with a higher than average accident rate. A recent Associated Press analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data indicates that older people -- workers age 55 to 70 -- are at far greater risk than others to suffer a fatal workplace accident. Do age-related changes make fatal accidents more likely, or perhaps make accidents more likely to be fatal?