Safety Risks in the Construction Industry 11 September 2018 construction The construction industry is arguably one of the most dangerous industries to work in. Between 2012-2017 there were 196 fatalities to construction workers within the UK with 49% due to falling from height. Non-fatal injuries are at a much higher number with 5,055 non-fatal injuries being reported between 2016-2017. Below are some shocking statistics on the type of risks construction workers face: With the above statistics in mind, it is important that workers are protected as much as they can be. Many construction workers often find themselves working alone which can put them at an even greater risk should they become seriously injured in an accident. However, carrying a lone worker safety device ensures that employers have the necessary tools to monitor their workers’ safety and gives peace of mind that if an accident does occur, their employer can get help.