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Road worker killed, 2 others injured after driver crashes head-on into Louisiana work zone

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 19, 2014

Road worker killed, 2 others injured after driver crashes head-on into Louisiana work zone

A road construction worker died earlier this week, succumbing to injuries sustained in a work zone crash in Louisiana. According to a report from KTVE/KARD, workers were installing reflectors northbound on Highway 165 ...

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Hitachi mining trucks and excavators to get same 360º cameras and motion detection as Nissan cars and trucks

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 17, 2014

Hitachi mining trucks and excavators to get same 360º cameras and motion detection as Nissan cars and trucks

Future models of Hitachi Construction Equipment's mining trucks and large hydraulic excavators will soon be much easier to park and much safer to operate on busy mining sites. Nissan has agreed ...

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Construction worker survives fall into 40-foot trench near Los Angeles

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 16, 2014

Construction worker survives fall into 40-foot trench near Los Angeles

A construction worker was rescued by firefighters after falling into a 40-foot trench near Los Angeles on Monday. According to a report from CBS Los Angeles, the worker fell into the ...

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Construction worker dies after roof collapses beneath him in Michigan

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 12, 2014

Construction worker dies after roof collapses beneath him in Michigan

A construction worker was killed Wednesday in Churchill Township, Michigan, after falling through the roof of the building he was working on. According to a report from 9&10News.com, Vernon "Vernie" Wangler Jr. ...

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Cat dealer Cashman Equipment installing camera-based system that monitors an operator’s fatigue

Posted by Amy Materson on December 10, 2014

Cat dealer Cashman Equipment installing camera-based system that monitors an operator’s fatigue

Las Vegas-based Caterpillar dealer Cashman Equipment has now made available a fatigue monitoring system for heavy equipment operators. Initially rolled out on Caterpillar mining trucks in 2013, the Seeing Machines Driver ...

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Wisconsin DOT first in U.S. to test reflective orange lane paint for making work zones more visible to drivers

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 09, 2014

Wisconsin DOT first in U.S. to test reflective orange lane paint for making work zones more visible to drivers

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has announced that it will be the first DOT in the United States to test a reflective orange paint in an attempt to make construction ...

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Construction worker survives crane collapsing on top of him thanks to safety emergency plan

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 04, 2014

Construction worker survives crane collapsing on top of him thanks to safety emergency plan

Some careful safety planning by a contractor's safety manager was key in saving the life of a construction worker at a bridge reconstruction site in Elgin, Illinois, after a crane ...

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Construction worker killed in paving accident at Baltimore airport

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 02, 2014

Construction worker killed in paving accident at Baltimore airport

A construction worker part of a paving crew doing a job at the Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport was killed Monday. According to a report from the Washington Post, the worker ...

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Deck collapse kills 1 construction worker, injures another in Boston

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 26, 2014

Deck collapse kills 1 construction worker, injures another in Boston

One construction worker was killed and one more was injured Tuesday morning when a third story deck the men were installing in a neighborhood of Boston collapsed. The workers were installing ...

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Telehandler overturns, pinning and killing construction worker in Tennessee

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 21, 2014

Telehandler overturns, pinning and killing construction worker in Tennessee

A construction worker in Tennessee was killed earlier this week after the telehandler he was operating overturned and pinned him beneath. According to the Brentwood Home Page, 45-year-old Greg Rigney was ...

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Sand breaks construction worker’s 60-foot fall from scaffolding in Florida

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 20, 2014

Sand breaks construction worker’s 60-foot fall from scaffolding in Florida

Florida is known for its white sandy beaches, and one construction worker will likely look at that sand with a whole new appreciation after an accident this past weekend. In Shalimar, ...

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DOT highway signs tell drivers “Get Your Head Out of Your Apps”

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 19, 2014

DOT highway signs tell drivers “Get Your Head Out of Your Apps”

In an effort to convince drivers to slow down and focus on the road, several state departments of transportation are turning to the permanent digital displays hanging over Interstates across ...

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Eight days after fall from scaffolding, Mississippi construction worker dies

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 18, 2014

Eight days after fall from scaffolding, Mississippi construction worker dies

The deadliest accident in construction has claimed another victim. Gerald Moran, 42, died last week, eight days after suffering a 25-30 foot fall from scaffolding in Mississippi. Moran fell while working ...

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3 tips for avoiding deadly structural collapses on construction jobsites

Posted by Amy Materson on November 17, 2014

3 tips for avoiding deadly structural collapses on construction jobsites

Construction accidents often seem to occur in spurts, as you’ll hear of a cluster of accidents grouped together in a short period of time. That’s certainly the case right now ...

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Bridge collapse kills 1 construction worker, injures 4 others in North Carolina

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 17, 2014

Bridge collapse kills 1 construction worker, injures 4 others in North Carolina

A pedestrian bridge being built as part of a community college campus expansion in Raleigh, North Carolina, collapsed Thursday morning, killing one worker and seriously injuring four others. According to a ...

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Wall collapses claim the lives of 2 more construction workers on jobsites near New York City, Cleveland

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 14, 2014

Wall collapses claim the lives of 2 more construction workers on jobsites near New York City, Cleveland

Construction workers on jobsites in Long Island, New York, and Avon Lake, Ohio, were killed this week by wall collapses. On Monday, 47-year-old contractor Julian Castellanos was killed while installing a staircase ...

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Equipment strikes, kills Rhode Island construction worker in trench

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 13, 2014

Equipment strikes, kills Rhode Island construction worker in trench

A worker installing natural gas lines in Warwick, Rhode Island was killed Wednesday when he was struck in some way by a piece of heavy equipment. According to a report from ...

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With demolition deaths on the rise, make sure your crew is safe with these 4 safety tips

Posted by Amy Materson on November 12, 2014

With demolition deaths on the rise, make sure your crew is safe with these 4 safety tips

Over the past couple of years, demolition accidents have been on the rise. The uptick started in the summer of 2013, when a building undergoing demolition in Philadelphia collapsed, killing ...

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Wall collapse kills 1 construction worker, injures 3 others in Idaho

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 12, 2014

Wall collapse kills 1 construction worker, injures 3 others in Idaho

One worker is dead and three others were injured in Sun Valley, Idaho, after the supporting wall of a townhouse the men were helping build suddenly collapsed on top of ...

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Excavator operator drowns after machine slides into Iowa lake

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 11, 2014

Excavator operator drowns after machine slides into Iowa lake

A worker operating an excavator on the bank of a lake in Iowa drowned last week after his machine slid into the water. According to a report from KWQC TV, the ...

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Construction worker killed after garbage truck rams into back of pickup, knocking it off of New Orleans bridge

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 10, 2014

Construction worker killed after garbage truck rams into back of pickup, knocking it off of New Orleans bridge

As a road construction crew worked last week along the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in New Orleans, a garbage truck barreled through the work zone and rammed into the back of ...

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Construction worker killed after being backed over by dump truck in Maine

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 07, 2014

Construction worker killed after being backed over by dump truck in Maine

A construction worker in Maine was killed earlier this week when he was backed over by a dump truck. According to a report from WGME TV, Maine State Police identified the ...

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Tape measure falls 50 stories, kills worker on New Jersey construction site

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 06, 2014

Tape measure falls 50 stories, kills worker on New Jersey construction site

A freak accident claimed the life of a construction worker in New Jersey earlier this week, illustrating the dangers of the jobsite and providing a stark reminder to all workers ...

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Concrete worker run over and killed by pickup on Delaware jobsite

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 05, 2014

Concrete worker run over and killed by pickup on Delaware jobsite

A construction worker in Delaware was killed last week after he was hit by a pickup truck on the jobsite. The 61-year-old worker was employed by a concrete contractor and was ...

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Brick facade collapses, kills worker, injures 2 others employed by unlicensed contractor in Chicago

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 03, 2014

Brick facade collapses, kills worker, injures 2 others employed by unlicensed contractor in Chicago

One worker is dead and two others were injured in Chicago last week when the brick facade of a building they were working on collapsed. According to a report from the Chicago ...

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Contractor killed in tragic double utility trench collapse in Michigan

Posted by Wayne Grayson on October 31, 2014

Contractor killed in tragic double utility trench collapse in Michigan

Police near Detroit were nearly able to save a contractor from a collapsed trench before the trench collapsed again, killing him. Leland Rumph, 59, was the owner of Rumph Construction Inc. ...

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Backhoe operator killed by his machine in odd accident

Posted by Wayne Grayson on October 30, 2014

Backhoe operator killed by his machine in odd accident

A backhoe operator in Phoenix was found dead earlier this week in an accident with little in the way of explanation. According to a report from azfamily.com, the operator's co-workers went ...

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Construction worker stabs co-worker in altercation on Texas jobsite

Posted by Wayne Grayson on October 29, 2014

Construction worker stabs co-worker in altercation on Texas jobsite

Two construction workers in Tyler, Texas got into an argument last week that escalated into a stabbing. According to a report from KLTV, police responded to a disturbance call at a ...

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Death of road construction worker in hit and run leads South Carolina law enforcement to beef up patrols near work zones

Posted by Wayne Grayson on October 28, 2014

Death of road construction worker in hit and run leads South Carolina law enforcement to beef up patrols near work zones

Sheriff's deputies and the South Carolina Highway Patrol have decided to increase their presence near road construction work zones in the wake of a hit-and-run that took the life of ...

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Excavator tumbles 60 feet from Georgia overpass, operator survives

Posted by Wayne Grayson on October 27, 2014

Excavator tumbles 60 feet from Georgia overpass, operator survives

A machine rollover is one of the scariest things an operator in the construction industry can face. In northwest Georgia recently, an excavator operator has lived to tell about one ...

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Flagman caught drinking, buying booze on the job at Michigan road construction site

Posted by Wayne Grayson on October 15, 2014

Flagman caught drinking, buying booze on the job at Michigan road construction site

Road construction zones are already unsafe enough without bringing alcohol into the mix. Yet that's exactly what the flagman of a crew near Omena, Michigan, was recently caught doing. According to ...

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Construction worker killed following semi truck crash into Ohio work zone

Posted by Wayne Grayson on October 14, 2014

Construction worker killed following semi truck crash into Ohio work zone

A construction worker who was badly injured in a work zone crash has died nearly a month after the accident. According to a report from WTVG, Bradley Friffitt, 40, died Monday ...

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Equipment rollover kills construction worker in Iowa

Posted by Wayne Grayson on October 08, 2014

Equipment rollover kills construction worker in Iowa

A construction worker was killed in an apparent rollover accident involving an an unspecified piece of construction equipment in northeast Iowa Tuesday afternoon. Police identified the worker as Daniel Lewis Uhl, ...

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How to stay safe while working with a small or short-handed construction crew

Posted by Amy Materson on October 07, 2014

How to stay safe while working with a small or short-handed construction crew

One of the lingering effects of the construction downturn is the difficulty contractors now face finding skilled workers. Whether construction workers have found other jobs, moved to a new city ...

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Construction worker killed in roller-compactor rollover in Maryland

Posted by Wayne Grayson on October 07, 2014

Construction worker killed in roller-compactor rollover in Maryland

A construction worker involved in a rollover accident while operating a roller-compactor in Sparks, Maryland, last week has died of his injuries. The worker, 64-year-old Michael Ray Mathews, was using the ...

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Update your construction company’s safety plan to protect temporary workers

Posted by Amy Materson on October 02, 2014

Update your construction company’s safety plan to protect temporary workers

So, your safety plan is up to date, you conduct frequent, targeted training and your workers have bought into and contribute to your safety culture. What more is there to ...

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