Scientists identify most common time of day for workplace accidents

A study from researchers at the University of Burgos in Spain has revealed that employees are more likely to have a fatal accident during early afternoon and lunchtime hours than any other time of the day.

While workers had a higher chance of experiencing an accident during the morning hours, such mistakes were not as liable to be deadly. A total of 18.2 percent of falls or injuries happened around lunchtime, but such incidents accounted for 29.4 percent of total workplace deaths.

“Workers should be informed of these risks, and [government officials] should make greater efforts to promote preventive measures in the construction sector, such as continuous shifts,” said lead author Miguel Camino L.

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