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Common injuries that take place on construction sites

Construction workers have an incredibly dangerous job, and this is why there are so many safety regulations that must be complied with on construction sites. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) released statistics that showed that 20 percent of fatalities that occurred within the workplace in 2013 happened in the construction industry.

What is black lung disease?

Despite more stringent safety regulations in mining, those who work in that industry still contract "black lung disease." It gets its name from the fact that a person's lungs turn from a healthy pink to black. It's also known as coal workers' pneumoconiosis (CWP). Coal macules form in the lungs and eventually turn into coal nodules.

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