Like many industries across the nation, the construction field has drastically changed over the years. The changes are not only noticeable in the way things are built and what tools and methods are utilized, but also in the way workers are protected. It is well known that construction workers face many risks and dangers on the job; however, these dangers were much worse several decades ago.
Construction workers currently in their 50s, 60s or even 70s can confirm that safety was not exactly a top priority in years past. And, the tasks that some workers had to complete during that era would be described as downright insane and unsafe. While looking back it is clear that things could have been a lot safer even back then, it appears that the industry has taken steps to reduce the dangers of construction work accidents.