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Signs commemorate death of road worker on California highway

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on January 12, 2016

Signs commemorate death of road worker on California highway

A California county has honored a road worker who was killed on the job in October by not only dedicating a section of the road to him, but also encouraging drivers to ...

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Worker killed by carbon monoxide poisoning near Baltimore

Posted by Wayne Grayson on January 11, 2016

Worker killed by carbon monoxide poisoning near Baltimore

A construction worker in Maryland was found dead last month from apparent carbon monoxide poisoning. According to a report from CBS Baltimore, Broca Celaya Gerardo had stayed late Dec. 22 to continue ...

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Alabama road worker killed after being struck by a vehicle

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on January 11, 2016

Alabama road worker killed after being struck by a vehicle

An Alabama road worker was killed and another one was seriously injured just as they were finishing up work on Thursday. According to the Gadsden Times, the two workers were preparing ...

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Worker dies after being backed over by dump truck on Minnesota jobsite

Posted by Wayne Grayson on January 08, 2016

Worker dies after being backed over by dump truck on Minnesota jobsite

A construction worker was killed last month in a back over accident involving a dump truck. According to a report from KTSP TV, the incident occurred at Royalton High School in ...

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Heavy equipment dealer employee crushed, killed by a machine

Posted by Wayne Grayson on January 07, 2016

Heavy equipment dealer employee crushed, killed by a machine

An employee of a heavy equipment dealer in Alaska was killed last month when he was crushed by one of the dealership's machines. According to a report from KTVA TV, 57-year-old ...

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Contractor killed when wall previously investiagated by OSHA collapses at Ford plant in Chicago

Posted by Wayne Grayson on January 06, 2016

Contractor killed when wall previously investiagated by OSHA collapses at Ford plant in Chicago

A contractor was killed and an automotive worker was seriously injured when a wall collapsed at Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant over the weekend. According to NBC Chicago, 45-year-old John J. Jaloway ...

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Worker survives being hit, pinned by 600-pound chunk of concrete

Posted by Wayne Grayson on January 04, 2016

Worker survives being hit, pinned by 600-pound chunk of concrete

A construction worker was fortunate to survive a scary accident during a remodeling job in Massachusetts last month. According to a report from The Enterprise, the unidentified 36-year-old worker was atop a scissor ...

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Safety Week Lesson 6: 3 quick safety breaks each day ups awareness, slashes incidents

Posted by Tom Jackson on January 04, 2016

Safety Week Lesson 6: 3 quick safety breaks each day ups awareness, slashes incidents

Although there were no injuries, excessive equipment damage and rising safety incidents had begun to take away from the bottom line at AECOM's Black Thunder Mine in Wright, Wyoming. Management ...

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Safety Week Lesson 5: Complacency on articulated dump truck rollovers gets a rude awakening

Posted by Tom Jackson on January 01, 2016

Safety Week Lesson 5: Complacency on articulated dump truck rollovers gets a rude awakening

Articulated trucks, because of their design and the uneven terrain they work in, have a habit of rolling over. Don Swasing, chief operating officer at Schlouch Inc., knew this, but ...

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Safety Week Lesson 4: Equipment mods cut rate of slips, trips and falls

Posted by Tom Jackson on December 31, 2015

Safety Week Lesson 4: Equipment mods cut rate of slips, trips and falls

Falls from equipment are the number-one source of injuries in the heavy construction arena. Traylor Bros. wanted to do something about it. Despite good access systems on most OEM equipment, ...

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Safety Week Lesson 3: Driver’s tip leads to lighting overhaul of yard

Posted by Tom Jackson on December 30, 2015

Safety Week Lesson 3: Driver’s tip leads to lighting overhaul of yard

Zero-dark thirty is a time of day all too familiar to construction workers. And at Schlouch Inc., when the day begins in total darkness the equipment yard is an area ...

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Safety Week Lesson 2: Information campaign stops frozen air horn danger

Posted by Tom Jackson on December 29, 2015

Safety Week Lesson 2: Information campaign stops frozen air horn danger

At Traylor Bros., Jason Ruggles, shop manager, heard that in winter truck drivers were putting frozen air horns on the dash of their pickup trucks to warm them up. This ...

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Construction Safety Week: 6 lessons from the real world

Posted by Tom Jackson on December 28, 2015

Construction Safety Week: 6 lessons from the real world

Are your guys bored with safety talks? Do the topics seem stale, obvious or theoretical? Since it's the end of the year we figure it's the perfect time for reflection. Construction ...

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Excavator operator killed after machine becomes submerged in pond on Houston jobsite

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 23, 2015

Excavator operator killed after machine becomes submerged in pond on Houston jobsite

An excavator operator was killed on a jobsite near Houston last week when his machine sunk in a retention pond. According to a report from KTRK TV, the unidentified worker was ...

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Dallas now requiring contractors to give workers heat breaks

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 17, 2015

Dallas now requiring contractors to give workers heat breaks

The Dallas City Council last week passed a measure that requires contractors working in the city limits to give workers a 10-minute break every four hours, in efforts to better ...

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2 men crushed to death in seperate heavy equipment accidents in Texas and Alaska

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 17, 2015

2 men crushed to death in seperate heavy equipment accidents in Texas and Alaska

Heavy equipment accidents led to the deaths of two men in the last month. According to a report from KXAN TV, 24-year-old construction worker Armando Juarez was killed Nov. 18 while ...

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5 construction workers die from falls in 4-week span

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 16, 2015

5 construction workers die from falls in 4-week span

Five workers have died from falls on construction projects around the U.S. in the last month. According to a report from NBC Los Angeles, a worker in the Westlake district of ...

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Elderly man kills construction worker in hit and run

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on December 16, 2015

Elderly man kills construction worker in hit and run

An elderly driver struck and killed a construction worker crossing the street then fled the scene in Texas earlier this month. According to KPRC, a construction worker in Houston was crossing Galveston ...

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Dozer operator dies after being impaled by tree limb in Wisconsin

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 15, 2015

Dozer operator dies after being impaled by tree limb in Wisconsin

A bulldozer operator in Wisconsin was killed last month when he was impaled by a tree limb. According to a report from The Northwestern, 55-year-old Wayne N. Remer, was using the ...

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Dozer operator survives being run over by his own machine on Florida jobsite

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 09, 2015

Dozer operator survives being run over by his own machine on Florida jobsite

Just two weeks after another Florida man miraculously survived being impaled through the chest on a construction site, a bulldozer operator has survived being run over by his machine. According to ...

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OSHA opens investigation after Missouri contractor fails to report roofer’s death

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 08, 2015

OSHA opens investigation after Missouri contractor fails to report roofer’s death

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration last month opened an investigation into an unreported fall that killed a worker on a Missouri jobsite. According to a report from the Leader, ...

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Motor grader operator killed when machine is hit by train in Oklahoma

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on December 04, 2015

Motor grader operator killed when machine is hit by train in Oklahoma

A worker for Nowata County in Oklahoma died Wednesday after the motor grader he was operating was hit by a train. The Tulsa World reported that 71-year-old Cleo Standefield was driving his ...

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Serial arsonist has torched at least 4 NYC construction sites

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 02, 2015

Serial arsonist has torched at least 4 NYC construction sites

Police in New York City are investigating a string of fires at construction sites in the Queens borough that are believed to be the work of one arsonist. According to a ...

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Worker dies following trench collapse in Michigan

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 01, 2015

Worker dies following trench collapse in Michigan

A worker died due to injuries suffered in a trench collapse earlier this month on a Michigan jobsite. According to a report from The Macomb Daily, 47-year-old Alfredo Garcia was working inside a ...

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Trench collapse claims life of Wisconsin worker

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 30, 2015

Trench collapse claims life of Wisconsin worker

A Wisconsin worker was killed in a trench collapse earlier this month in a tragic accident that occurred while working with his father. According to a report from WBAY TV, 46-year-old ...

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VIDEO: Smokestack collapse crushes excavator cab, somehow doesn’t kill operator

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 26, 2015

VIDEO: Smokestack collapse crushes excavator cab, somehow doesn’t kill operator

No. 3 Video of 2015 « No. 4 No. 2 »   An excavator operator in Alabama is lucky to be alive after the demolition of a smokestack at a historic mill ...

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Worker survives being impaled through chest by rebar

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 25, 2015

Worker survives being impaled through chest by rebar

  The witnesses and others who helped save Casey Zawojski's life after a terrifying accident on a Florida jobsite are crediting divine intervention, and it's easy to see why. According to a ...

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Worker dies after suffering fall on residential jobsite near Chicago

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 24, 2015

Worker dies after suffering fall on residential jobsite near Chicago

A construction worker was killed earlier this month in a fall on a residential jobsite near Chicago. According to a report from the Chicago Tribune, the 68-year-old worker was working with a ...

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VIDEO: Massive scaffolding collapse injures 6 workers in Houston

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 23, 2015

VIDEO: Massive scaffolding collapse injures 6 workers in Houston

Much less catastrophic scaffolding collapses than the one captured in the footage below have proven deadly. And yet the workers involved in this collapse, which occurred last month at a ...

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Worker killed when Manhattan town home collapses during demolition

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 20, 2015

Worker killed when Manhattan town home collapses during demolition

One worker was killed and another suffered serious injuries when a building partially collapsed as crews performed demolition work in Manhattan at the end of last month. According to a report ...

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Worker crushed, killed while servicing bulldozer in Florida

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 18, 2015

Worker crushed, killed while servicing bulldozer in Florida

A worker for a Florida construction company was killed late last month while performing maintenance on a bulldozer. According to a report from the NBC 2, 21-year-old Joshua Caleb Alain was killed ...

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Roadway Safety Foundation, FHWA honor 10 innovative programs with National Roadway Safety Awards

Posted by Chris Hill on November 17, 2015

Roadway Safety Foundation, FHWA honor 10 innovative programs with National Roadway Safety Awards

The Roadway Safety Foundation (RSF) and the Federal Highway Administration have recognized 10 innovative highway safety projects and program across the U.S. with National Roadway Safety Awards. The awards honor programs ...

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Work zone flagger killed after being struck by garbage truck on Missouri highway

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on November 16, 2015

Work zone flagger killed after being struck by garbage truck on Missouri highway

A flagger in Missouri died Nov. 12 after he was struck by a garbage truck that was involved in a four-vehicle crash in Johnson County. The Daily Star-Journal reported reports John Johnson, 47, ...

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Worker crushed, killed in Las Vegas trenching accident

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 13, 2015

Worker crushed, killed in Las Vegas trenching accident

A construction worker was killed in a trenching accident involving a piece of equipment late last month. According to a report from News 3 Las Vegas, the unidentified worker was "in a ...

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Worker killed in equipment explosion on Chicago jobsite

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 12, 2015

Worker killed in equipment explosion on Chicago jobsite

A construction worker was killed near the end of last month in an equipment accident while working on a jobsite in Chicago's South Loop neighborhood. According to a report from the Chicago ...

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Excavator operator killed after machine tumbles down Virginia mountainside

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 11, 2015

Excavator operator killed after machine tumbles down Virginia mountainside

An excavator operator part of a crew on a highway job in Virginia was killed late last month when his machine overturned. According to a report from WSLS TV, 64-year-old John ...

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