Labourers in Construction have traditionally been paid more than labourers in most every other profession due to the high risk of construction accidents. In Australia the adancements in risk management and occupational health and safety have reduced the risk to construction workers, but the statistics in Australia still show significant increased likelihood of consctruction based injuries than any other industry.
What can help reduce construction injuries? Implementation of good occupational health and safety policies and protocols. This include induction training and awareness of the dangers involved and how to mitigate these risks.
Also, a strong culture amongst construction workers to wear the correct personal protective equipment, including strong gloves, boots, helmet, and eyeprotection at a minimum.