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10 Worst Construction Accidents in History

Despite all our efforts, construction accidents happen all the time, so if you want to learn more about them then read our list of 10 worst construction accidents in history.

They say that no job is easy, and probably everyone considers their job to be hard or boring. We can’t argue with that since it’s all a matter of perception. Everyone has the right to complain about their job and it is completely understandable. However, not all jobs are equally difficult or equally boring, and most importantly, not all jobs are dangerous.

 Mankind has developed beyond limits of imagination. We have perfected so many things that seemed impossible in the past. But somehow, we keep making the same mistakes. When it comes to construction, one would think that by now, we have learned from our mistakes and managed to minimize possibilities of fatal accidents. But sadly, construction workers still risk their lives every day in order to earn a paycheck. Construction accidents are regular, and in the United States, on average, two construction workers die of work-related injuries each day. This is a pretty bad statistics and it seems as if nothing is going to change in the near future. The usual injuries include electrocution, falls, being struck by an object or caught between two objects. Sadly, construction workers face these risks every day when they go to work. You can read more about the construction dangers, facts, and repercussions on EHS Today.

10 Worst Construction Accidents in the World

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Very often, negligence is the cause of fatal injuries on construction sites. People try to make shortcuts to save either time or money and that eventually leads to a terrible accident. Even though construction is a serious thing and can cost us many lives, we still tend to put more value on financial gain or saving time. It is a sad fact. Nevertheless, accidents occur even when construction companies do everything right. Some things simply cannot be predicted and their outcome comes as a shock. But the deadliest accidents in the world usually happen when someone becomes hasty or greedy and tries to finish the project as quickly as possible. Safety regulations established to ensure that a project can be completed are often neglected and overlooked even though this may have fatal consequences. When it comes to construction, we must take the famous thought “Rome wasn’t built in a day” very seriously. At times, when a tragic accident happens, it triggers a response followed by much criticism by the public aimed at improving the working conditions for constructions workers.

In one of our previous articles, we wrote about 10 Worst Industrial Disasters/Accidents in the World, and we listed the deadliest and the most terrifying accidents caused by man. Today, we focus on construction accidents and we look back on some of the worst accidents that took place in the past. Some of these terrible construction accidents happened in the past few years which is probably the most devastating fact considering how today we have the all the knowledge and technique we didn’t have in the past. We listed them according to years they took place in, from the past ones to the most recent ones.  We relied on American Insurance and Inside Papertrail for more details on these deadly events.  Take a look at our list of 10 worst construction accidents in history.