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Silica/Asphalt Milling Machine Partnership officials release 2 new silica exposure control guides

Posted by Chris Hill on March 26, 2015

Silica/Asphalt Milling Machine Partnership officials release 2 new silica exposure control guides

Members of the Silica/Asphalt Milling Machine Partnership recognized the culmination of the group’s 10-year effort to improve worker safety with a ceremony during the World of Asphalt in Baltimore and ...

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Gravel truck on California jobsite overturns, kills pregnant woman in her driveway

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 25, 2015

Gravel truck on California jobsite overturns, kills pregnant woman in her driveway

In a tragic accident earlier this week, a pregnant woman asked by a construction crew to move her car was killed when a gravel truck overturned. According to reports from KPIX ...

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Three workers killed in mast climber collapse on North Carolina jobsite

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 24, 2015

Three workers killed in mast climber collapse on North Carolina jobsite

Three construction workers were killed Monday morning when a mobile scaffolding platform ripped away from the side of an office building under construction in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina. According to a report ...

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Crane sends pipe careening into Seattle bus on Highway 520 bridge followed by a crashing traffic sign

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 19, 2015

Crane sends pipe careening into Seattle bus on Highway 520 bridge followed by a crashing traffic sign

Eight passengers on a bus traveling across the Highway 520 in Seattle were hospitalized Tuesday night after a construction accident resulted in a traffic sign toppling atop the bus. According to a ...

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Woman killed near NYC jobsite after being struck by plywood in freak accident

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 19, 2015

Woman killed near NYC jobsite after being struck by plywood in freak accident

A woman walking in New York City was killed Tuesday afternoon after being struck by a piece of plywood blown from a nearby jobsite. According to a report from the New York ...

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Worker dies after 11-foot fall in Arkansas

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 18, 2015

Worker dies after 11-foot fall in Arkansas

A construction worker was killed Tuesday afternoon in Little Rock, Arkansas, following a fall from only 11 feet. According to a report from Arkansas Online, 29-year-old Erik Rivera Pontilla fell from a beam ...

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Worker killed after being thrown from machine in North Carolina

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 16, 2015

Worker killed after being thrown from machine in North Carolina

Law enforcement and Occupational Safety and Health Administration officials are investigating the death of a construction worker on a jobsite in Rutherford County, North Carolina. According to a report from WLOS ...

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National Work Zone Awareness Week is March 23-27

Posted by Chris Hill on March 10, 2015

National Work Zone Awareness Week is March 23-27

“Expect the Unexpected” is the theme for this year’s National Work Zone Awareness Week, a campaign designed to promote safe driving through highway work zones and construction sites. First launched in ...

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Worker survives being impaled on rebar after 15-foot fall on Massachusetts jobsite

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 09, 2015

Worker survives being impaled on rebar after 15-foot fall on Massachusetts jobsite

It took rescue workers and firefighters more than an hour to free a construction worker in southeast Massachusetts who had fallen onto rebar. According to a report from the Sippican Week, the ...

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67-year-old worker survives 25-foot dive into pit and the piece of metal that fell on top of him

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 05, 2015

67-year-old worker survives 25-foot dive into pit and the piece of metal that fell on top of him

Anyone able to keep up with the rigors of construction work while closing in on 70 must be doing something right. And anyone able to do that and survive a two-story fall ...

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Construction worker survives being pinned against backhoe in Alabama work zone crash, loses leg

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 04, 2015

Construction worker survives being pinned against backhoe in Alabama work zone crash, loses leg

While doing utility work along the side of a road in Birmingham, Alabama, over the weekend, a construction worker was hit by an SUV and pinned against a backhoe. According to a ...

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Gear Keeper retractable lanyards tether your tools to you for safety and convenience

Posted by Tom Jackson on March 03, 2015

Gear Keeper retractable lanyards tether your tools to you for safety and convenience

It’s a bummer when you are high up on a beam or roof and your tape measure falls to the ground. It's a lot more of a bummer when it ...

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OSHA rejects Arizona’s fall safety standards

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 03, 2015

OSHA rejects Arizona’s fall safety standards

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has rejected fall safety standards crafted by the Arizona state legislature. Residential construction sites must now adhere to federal fall safety standards instead. According ...

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Worker killed in equipment accident near Milwaukee

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 03, 2015

Worker killed in equipment accident near Milwaukee

A construction worker part of a crew working on Milwaukee's Zoo Interchange project along Interstate 94 was killed over the weekend. According to a report from WKOW TV, 33-year-old Ryan Calkins ...

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Worker killed by falling telehandler attachment in Minnesota

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 02, 2015

Worker killed by falling telehandler attachment in Minnesota

While working on a hotel jobsite in Minnesota, a worker was killed when an attachment from a telehandler suddenly fell on top of him. According to a report from KTTC TV, ...

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Worker survives NYC building collapse by riding wreckage to the ground

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 27, 2015

Worker survives NYC building collapse by riding wreckage to the ground

A worker on the top floor of a New York City parking garage somehow survived Wednesday afternoon when a portion of the three-story structure collapsed beneath him. According to a report ...

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Worker crushed by 4 steel beams in unloading accident in New York City

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 25, 2015

Worker crushed by 4 steel beams in unloading accident in New York City

As a crew unloaded steel joists from a truck at a Brooklyn jobsite Tuesday afternoon, four of the beams toppled off the truck and fell on top of a worker, ...

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OSHA extends annual fall prevention Safety Stand-Down to 2 weeks, announces 2015 dates

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 23, 2015

OSHA extends annual fall prevention Safety Stand-Down to 2 weeks, announces 2015 dates

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced the dates of its second annual Safety Stand-Down for construction fall prevention. Citing widespread participation in last year's event, OSHA has increased the ...

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Worker killed in wall collapse on Wisconsin jobsite

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 23, 2015

Worker killed in wall collapse on Wisconsin jobsite

A construction worker in Madison, Wisconsin, was killed Friday morning after a wall collapsed on top of him. According to a report from the Wisconsin State Journal, 58-year-old John Stoll was working at a ...

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Cold weather makes you dumb and that’s a serious safety concern for people who work in construction

Posted by Tom Jackson on February 20, 2015

Cold weather makes you dumb and that’s a serious safety concern for people who work in construction

Every year about this time we're bombarded with advice about how to dress warm—layers and all that. Articles about avoiding cold weather injuries abound. Most of us chairborne rangers can simply ...

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Crane operator killed by falling steel beam in Oregon

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 20, 2015

Crane operator killed by falling steel beam in Oregon

A crane operator in Portland, Oregon, was killed earlier this week when a steel beam fell on top of his machine's cab. According to a report from The Oregonian, Christopher Pierson, 40, was aiding ...

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Worker rescued from 20-foot trench after being buried chest deep in concrete in San Antonio

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 17, 2015

Worker rescued from 20-foot trench after being buried chest deep in concrete in San Antonio

A construction worker in San Antonio survived a brush with death Monday night after he became buried chest deep in a mixture of concrete and sand. According to a report from ...

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Construction worker killed in Alabama work zone crash

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 16, 2015

Construction worker killed in Alabama work zone crash

A construction worker in southwest Alabama was killed Friday morning in a work zone crash. According to a report from the Associated Press, 25-year-old worker Marshall James Walton was killed when ...

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Worker survives 30-foot fall, is rescued in special extraction by Colorado firefighters

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 13, 2015

Worker survives 30-foot fall, is rescued in special extraction by Colorado firefighters

A team of firefighters in northern Colorado engineered a "technical rescue" after a construction worker survived a 30-foot fall earlier this week. According to a report from the Denver Post, the ...

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Making the work zone less of a war zone

Posted by Tom Kuennen on February 10, 2015

Making the work zone less of a war zone

Even though highway work zone fatalities have been on a big decline for the past 10 years, the highway work zone remains a dangerous place, for workers and for motorists. Despite ...

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Backhoe strikes and kills worker in Texas

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 05, 2015

Backhoe strikes and kills worker in Texas

A construction worker in Texarkana was killed Tuesday when he was struck by a backhoe. According to a report from the Texarkana Gazette, 61-year-old Jose Andrade was standing directly behind the backhoe in ...

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Worker killed after lift pins him to roof beam in Illinois

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 04, 2015

Worker killed after lift pins him to roof beam in Illinois

A construction worker was killed in an odd accident in Wilmington, Illinois, last week when he was pinned to a roof beam. According to a report from The Hearld-News, the unidentified man was working ...

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VIDEO: Construction worker survives being run over by truck in Oregon parking lot

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 02, 2015

VIDEO: Construction worker survives being run over by truck in Oregon parking lot

When you hear what construction worker Travis Roberts survived while on the job last week in Oregon, you'll be surprised. But when you see it you'll be shocked. And probably a ...

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Worker killed after piece of crane fell on top of him on Chicago jobsite

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 02, 2015

Worker killed after piece of crane fell on top of him on Chicago jobsite

  Construction workers on a jobsite in Chicago's Gold Coast found a co-worker Friday afternoon that had become pinned by part of a crane. According to a report from WLS TV, the ...

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One worker dead, another injured after wall collapses into scissor lift in Texas

Posted by Wayne Grayson on January 30, 2015

One worker dead, another injured after wall collapses into scissor lift in Texas

One construction worker is dead and another received minor injuries while doing demolition work atop a scissor lift in Midland, Texas. According to a report from the Midland Reporter-Telegram, the two men ...

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Worker killed when pinned between tractor and dozer in Ohio

Posted by Amy Materson on January 28, 2015

Worker killed when pinned between tractor and dozer in Ohio

A man attempting to pull a piece of equipment out of deep mud in Bennington Township, Ohio, Saturday was killed when the stuck tractor suddenly lunged forward and pinned him ...

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Excavator operator survives nasty rollover off of Connecticut bridge

Posted by Wayne Grayson on January 26, 2015

Excavator operator survives nasty rollover off of Connecticut bridge

An excavator operator escaped a serious machine rollover while working alongside a bridge in Connecticut recently. According to a report from the Record-Journal, Tom Bryda, was operating the excavator January 14 when it ...

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Worker’s death in Ohio bridge collapse places urgency upon New Jersey bridge inspections

Posted by Equipment World Staff on January 23, 2015

Worker’s death in Ohio bridge collapse places urgency upon New Jersey bridge inspections

Aging infrastructure issues are well-known topics across the political landscape, as President Obama alluded to in his recent State of the Union address. Unfortunately, it takes a tragic incident such as ...

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After being speared in the head by a huge piece of rebar, this guy probably won’t forget his hard hat again

Posted by Wayne Grayson on January 22, 2015

After being speared in the head by a huge piece of rebar, this guy probably won’t forget his hard hat again

A Chinese construction worker has somehow survived having a massive piece of rebar becoming lodged in his head. According to the New York Post, Cai Hanzhong, 32, was working on a first floor staircase ...

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Demolition goes awry, excavator operator killed in tragic bridge collapse in Cincinnati

Posted by Wayne Grayson on January 21, 2015

Demolition goes awry, excavator operator killed in tragic bridge collapse in Cincinnati

While working atop a bridge that crosses over Interstate 75 in Cincinnati late Monday night, the structure suddenly collapsed below an excavator operator, crushing and killing the man. According to a ...

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WorkplaceAware Safety reporting app can keep near misses from turning into serious accidents

Posted by Tom Jackson on January 20, 2015

WorkplaceAware Safety reporting app can keep near misses from turning into serious accidents

For every reported fatal workplace accident there are 29 minor injuries and 300 near misses that go unreported. And anybody who knows construction knows why. Guys are afraid to interrupt ...

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