Struck-by accidents occur when a person is hit by a moving object. On construction sites this can include being hit on the head by a falling hammer, hit by particles being thrown from a grinder, hit by a truck that’s backing up, or hit by a load of wallboard that’s being hoisted.
Struck-by accidents are one of the four top causes of fatalities in construction work, and can result in serious injuries as well. But they don’t have to happen.
Training products on “Struck-By Hazards in Construction Environments” provides the information employees need to recognize the struck-by hazards that are associated with construction tasks and take steps to avoid them before accidents happen.