The Cost of Falls and What You Can Do to Stop Them from the National Law Review
The National Law Review has an article, The Cost of Falls and What You Can Do to Stop Them. From the article:
Worker injuries, illnesses and deaths don’t just hurt workers, families, co-workers and communities. They also take a great toll on our economy. Our nation’s largest provider of workers compensation data — the National Council on Compensation Insurance — found that from 2005 to 2007, 38 states reported that falls from elevations cost insured roofers $54 million per year. The average cost to an employer when a roofer falls from an elevation is about $106,000 per injured roofer – that’s enough to put a small roofing company out of business.
Read the rest of the article here.