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Gabrielle Lis

A quarter of construction workers don’t report injuries. Why - and what are the consequences?

A survey of 135 construction workers in the Northwest United States found that around a quarter (27%) had failed to report an injury at some point in their career. The five most common reasons for failure to report were:  “My injury was small, so I don’t need to report it.” (72%)  “I accept that pain is a natural part of my job.” (47%) “Home treatment, anti-inflammatories, pain medication, heat,...

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Published 10 September, 2019 | Updated 10 September, 2019