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Table 1 Recent construction workforce safety statistics from China, Germany, UK, and U.S.

From: Virtual environments for safety learning in construction and engineering: seeking evidence and identifying gaps for future research

Country Fatalities
China 2634 construction workers lost their lives in 2011 (State Administration for Work Safety 2013)
Germany 86 fatalities in construction in 2015. An average of 91 lives per year between 2010 and 2015 (Teizer and Melzner 2015)
UK 144 fatal injuries in 2016, of which 43 were recorded in the construction industry (same as the 5-year average of 43) (HSE 2016)
U.S. 937 construction fatalities recorded in 2015 (OSHA 2017)