We all know that Mondays can be a rough work day. Getting back into the swing of things at work after the weekend can have its challenges in any sort of job. This includes construction jobs.
Recent U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data indicates that, in addition to being a challenging work day, Mondays may also be a particularly dangerous day at construction sites.
According to the data, in 2014 in the private construction industry, Mondays saw more work injuries or illnesses resulting in missed days from work than any other day of the week. Specifically, the data indicates that there were 16,680 incidents of such workplace injuries/illnesses among workers in the private construction industry on Mondays that year. No other day of the week saw a total that crossed into the 16,000s. The two days of the week that had the next highest totals were both in the low 15,000s, with Wednesdays seeing 15,330 incidents and Tuesdays seeing 15,030 incidents.
This trend in the construction industry of Mondays seeing the most such incidents and Wednesdays and Tuesdays holding the No. 2 and No. 3 spots respectively mirrors a trend that was seen in the combined data for all private industry occupations.
Why do you think Mondays are such a dangerous day at construction sites? What do you think construction companies could do to help lower the likelihood of harmful workplace incidents occurring to their workers on Mondays?
Whatever day of the week a construction worker suffers a workplace injury, the injury can pose many challenges and difficulties for them. Promptly discussing their situation with an experienced construction accident attorney can help an injured construction worker understand what legal options they may have for seeking financial help for dealing with these challenges/difficulties.
Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, "Table 11. Number of nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses involving days away from work by time, hours on the job, day of the week, and industry sector, private industry, 2014," Accessed Nov. 30, 2015