Infographic: 4 most common causes of construction site fatalities

In honor of Safety Week, Skanska put together this nifty infographic on how to prevent deadly harm in construction. 

May 08, 2014 |
Constructive Thinking Blog

Every day we face decisions that impact our safety and the safety of those around us. As we work towards an Injury-Free Environment, it’s essential to understand the potential hazards and the kinds of behaviors that can lead to harm.

From near misses to major mistakes, we all have to do our part to build a safer work environment. This Safety Week, we’ve crafted a visual reminder of what is at stake and what can be done to prevent harm:





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