(This is part one in a series on Suspension Trauma.)
In 2009, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated that there were over 212,000 industrial related falls that resulted in serious injury, 605 fatalities. That averages 48 falls per hour if considering a 12-hour work day and a work year of 365 days. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has stated that falls are the leading cause of construction death and the second leading cause of workplace injuries. The Consumer Product Safety Commission, CPSC, estimates that there are approximately 6000 treestand related injuries each year to hunters.
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