As of July 2018, there were 556,922 public construction sites across the United States, and the National Construction Safety Team reported that there were 2,079 deaths on those sites during construction.
There were 1,085 construction-related fatalities in 2017, the most since at least 2004.
But construction-specific deaths are not the only source of fatalities.
There are other hazards, including asbestos, lead, and other toxins.
When it comes to children, there are also a lot of other hazards.
In fact, according to a report released this year by the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), the number of children who die each year due to construction-associated hazards is far higher than for other types of workplace injuries.
There is also the risk of exposure to other toxins, including pesticides, asbestos, and lead.
The study also found that “children are more likely to die of any form of poisoning or cancer than adults are.”
The report also found: “Children younger than 18 years old are more than three times more likely than adults to die from a single-source exposure.”
And that’s not just in construction; the report found that children were more likely in all occupations to die in a single workplace-related injury than adults.
This is a problem because there is no national standard for measuring exposure to chemicals in buildings.
The CDC estimates that in 2017 there were more than 4,000 workplace injuries reported annually in the United Sates, and according to the CDC, the U.S. was among the top countries in the world in workplace exposure to pesticides, lead and other environmental toxins.
But it’s not only the toxic chemicals in construction that can be dangerous to children.
It’s also the fact that there are very few protections for children, such as occupational safety training, child protective services (CPS), and child health education.
For more information about the effects of building construction on children, check out this recent article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.