Construction

AMERISAFE works with companies in numerous areas of the construction industry, including general construction, roofing and heavy construction. Our experience in this industry allows us to provide knowledgeable guidance for our policyholders. Learn more by viewing our list below:

General Construction

  • Carpentry
  • Concrete Finishing
  • Dirt Work
  • Electrical Concrete Finishing
  • Masonry
  • Painting/Paper Hanging
  • Plumbing
  • Roofing (Commercial & Residential)
  • Wallboard

Heavy Construction

  • Blasting
  • Bridge Construction
  • Concrete Work
  • Drainage/Irrigation
  • Excavation
  • Iron & Steel Erection
  • Pile Driving
  • Power Line Maintenance
  • Railroad Construction & Maintenance
  • Street Construction
  • Structural Operations
  • Tower Erection & Maintenance
  • Utility Contractors

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics' National Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries in 2015, there were more than 1,170 deaths and 480,600 injuries and illnesses in the construction industry. Many of these deaths resulted from falls from roofs, scaffolds, ladders, building girders and other structures — and 40% of fatalities occurred among workers under 18 years old. In construction, there are 16 times more injuries than in the chemical or steel industries; 7 times more injuries than in the cement industry; and 4 times more injuries than in the shipbuilding industry. The most common and costly injuries include:

  • Falls from heights
  • Falling objects
  • Slips, trips, and falls
  • Muscle strains
  • Lifting, carrying and stacking injuries

2009 - 2018