The Price of Inaction: Maryland

A Comprehensive Look at the Costs of Injuries and Fatalities in Maryland’s Construction Industry

August 7, 2012 - Occupational injuries and fatalities in the construction industry cost Maryland residents $712.8 million between 2008 and 2010, a new Public Citizen report shows. The report, “The Price of Inaction: A Comprehensive Look at the Costs of Injuries and Fatalities in Maryland’s Construction Industry,” quantifies the estimated costs of deaths and injuries in the state’s construction industry by considering an array of factors.

This report concludes with an innovative and inexpensive policy recommendation for the state to use its buying power to compel contractors to act in safe and responsible ways.