Northern California Engineering Contractors Association

Laceration Hazard and Injury Prevention

Construction sites are some of the most hazardous places to work in the world. Unfortunately, cuts to the hands and fingers account for the majority of laceration injuries on job sites today.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that cuts on hands and fingers result in over 110,000 lost time cases each year. The National Safety Council reports an average direct cost for laceration of the hand injuries account for $10,000 in company expenses and severed tendons can exceed $70,000.

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