The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports the total number of fatal occupational injuries in the construction industry totaled 874 last year, up 5.6% from 2013. That's the third year in a row the number has climbed from the 2011 low of 738, Builderonline reports. However, construction's preliminary rate of fatal work injury was 9.5 per 100,000 full-time equivalent workers, a decline of 0.2% from the previous year. That's an indication there are more full-time workers in the construction sector. Falls, slips, and trips amounted to 349 fatal accidents, or about 40% of the total. Transportation was the second biggest killer. Read More