elevator worker accident report

Elevator Radio Show 521 - Week 2/13/2019

CPWR is dedicated to reducing occupational injuries, illnesses and fatalities in the construction industry. Through our research, training, and service programs, we serve the industry in cooperation with key federal and construction industry partners nationwide. Visit  www.cpwr.com  for more information

CPWR is dedicated to reducing occupational injuries, illnesses and fatalities in the construction industry. Through our research, training, and service programs, we serve the industry in cooperation with key federal and construction industry partners nationwide. Visit www.cpwr.com for more information

On today’s show we focus on one thing and one thing only, a report released by CPWR | The Center for Construction Research and Training focusing solely on Death and Injuries involving elevators or escalators in construction and the general population.  How dangerous is it working on or around this type of equipment? You may have had an idea before, but the numbers will confirm what many of us already knew, it’s dangerous. The statistical data in the report share some pretty concerning numbers. Sadly, the answers to why some are as high as they are is not clear. One thing is for certain, we each need to do our part make sure we’re safe as well as those around us.

Please share this report/link with as many coworkers as you can. This is the first report I’ve ever seen on accident statistics ever published for the general public. Thanks for preparing it CPWR.

Show Notes:

Deaths and Injuries Involving Elevators or Escalators in Construction and the General Population Report – 2013-2016

Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation