Statistics show that around 375 to 400 employees lose their lives annually due to job site accidents. Job site injuries and fatalities are highly dominant in industries like construction and manufacturing where workers are working on heavy machinery. Their work environment is highly volatile. The main cause of death for workers over the last few years have been related to transportation accidents. Fatalities and injuries related to transportation happen with drivers ferrying heavy cargo on highways or highway shoulders.
Laws state that it is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that his workers are working in a safe environment. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has listed measures and standards for each industry which can help in preventing any tragic job site accidents.