Palmer Safety

Deaths Caused By Falling Objects

In 2015

519* fatalities resulted from being struck by an object or equipment.

Falling objects accounted for 48% of these deaths.

247** Deaths Caused by falling objects

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$1.45M average cost per fatal accident

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$385M in 2015 alone

*up from 503 and 2014  **up from 243 in 2014

Sources National Safety Council Injury Facts 2016 and Bureau of Labor Services

Learn about the upcoming ANSI/ISEA 121 Dropped Object Prevention Standard from ISEA of safetyequipment.org .

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