Although many types of jobs pose risks of injuries and deaths, construction is one of the more significant areas in which fatality accidents occur on the job. Statistics for 2014 have recently been updated, providing an overview of significant increases in the death rate on construction sites as well as in the mining industry. Across the country, more than 4,800 workers died in 2014, including more than 70 in Maryland.
The increase in deadly workplace injuries in private construction was approximately 9 percent from 2013 to 2014. The total number of fatalities in this sector was 899. Deaths in mining and related industries was 183, the greatest number since 2007. Similarly, the gas extraction and oil industries experienced an all-time high in fatalaccidents.