It seems like a pretty easy concept: the more construction projects there are going on, the more workers will get seriously hurt or killed. A recent study from outside of Ohio confirms this grim but simple truth.
According JPUpdates.com, the New York Daily News reported that construction permits skyrocketed from 21,000 in 2011 to 142,000 in 2014. Then, from October 2012 to September 2013, seven construction workers died on the job. Over the next 12-month period, 12 were killed, then 18 the following year.