Northwest Indiana Construction Sites 15 Times Safer than National Average

Northwest Indiana's union construction industry has nearly 15 times fewer accidents than the national rate, a new study found.

The Northwest Indiana Business Roundtable looked at data compiled from 40 region construction companies and more than 30 million man-hours, and found the the local union construction industry far surpassed nationally safety statistics. The study examined man-hours, recordable incidents, days away and restricted work cases over the last three years.

During that time period, contractors from across the region and beyond were engaged in one of the largest construction projects in Northwest Indiana history, the $4.2 billion upgrade to the BP Whiting Refinery.

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