Colorado citizens are hard-working and dedicated to their chosen professions. Some job industries carry more risk than others, like the construction industry. Workers that are injured on the job have the right to file for workman's comp benefits that can help offset the varied costs of their injury. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration warns that a recent increase in deaths related to the construction industry may continue, meaning more families may have need of these benefits.
OSHA has been dispatching its representatives all over the country due to this reported rise in construction industry deaths. Five different locations in different states suffered fatal work-related incidents that required investigation in just the span of one week. In 2012 -- the most recent year with complete statistical data -- over 800 construction employees in the United States died while working, which is 9 percent higher than the previous year.