Safety Pays. Falls Cost.

Lifelines Online Highlights Stop Construction Falls Campaign and Fatality Map

By on May 3, 2012 in Updates |

Lifelines Online, a publication of the Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund (LHSFNA), has two articles this month about the Campaign to Prevent Falls in Construction Campaign.

LIUNA General President Terry O’Sullivan on falls:

“A fall can devastate one’s career, often with a tragic impact on the family as well,”says O’Sullivan. “Yet, every one of these injuries and fatalities is preventable. This year, the LHSFNA and a broad array of industry forces aim to find solution.”

Read more about the effort that the LHSFNA is putting towards preventing construction falls here.

Another article demonstrates the importance of the fatality map:

“It goes without saying that any workplace death is an immense, personal tragedy for the victim’s family,” says LHSFNA Management Co-Chairman Noel C. Borck. “However, because they usually occur in isolation and are reported in the media as random events, the grief of family, friends and co-workers seldom adds momentum to efforts to prevent similar tragedies going forward. We’re hopeful that CPWR’s new Fatalities Map will help change this situation.”