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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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Construction worker killed after being hit by dump truck on Georgia interstate

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 30, 2014

Construction worker killed after being hit by dump truck on Georgia interstate

A construction worker was killed over the weekend in Rockdale, Georgia after being hit by a dump truck. Tristram Harvey, 51, was killed inside of a road work zone on Interstate ...

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Construction worker dies after fall down flight of stairs in Georgia

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 26, 2014

Construction worker dies after fall down flight of stairs in Georgia

An accident earlier this week in Roswell, Georgia shows how construction workers must remain vigilant about safety even when they're not operating or around heavy machinery and tools. The Roswell Police ...

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Equipment operator killed after bulldozer flips, pins him underneath in Tennessee

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 25, 2014

Equipment operator killed after bulldozer flips, pins him underneath in Tennessee

A construction worker was killed in an accident south of Nashville Tuesday afternoon when a bulldozer flipped on top of him. Ricky McCurry, 58, was working at a jobsite in Eagleville, ...

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AGC to offer new work zone training program in 2015

Posted by Amy Materson on September 25, 2014

AGC to offer new work zone training program in 2015

The Associated General Contractors of America will put $135,000 in grant money to good use in 2015, using the funds to implement safety training classes on highway work zones. According to ...

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Concrete slab falls from above, crushes construction worker in New York City

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 24, 2014

Concrete slab falls from above, crushes construction worker in New York City

A construction worker was killed at a Midtown Manhattan construction site in New York City Tuesday afternoon when a concrete slab weighing thousands of pounds fell on top of him. According ...

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IPAF report indicates more than 20 aerial work platform deaths worldwide in first half of 2014

Posted by Amy Materson on September 22, 2014

IPAF report indicates more than 20 aerial work platform deaths worldwide in first half of 2014

The International Powered Access Federation, a non-profit group that promotes the safe use of powered access equipment, has released half-year results for the organization’s accident reporting project. The report indicates there ...

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Fashion show goes on despite construction worker’s 30-foot fall through roof

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 19, 2014

Fashion show goes on despite construction worker’s 30-foot fall through roof

As models strutted down a runway during a fashion show in London earlier this week, a construction worker tumbled through the roof. According to a report from Sky News, the worker ...

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Construction accounted for the most workplace deaths in 2013, preliminary BLS report says

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 15, 2014

Construction accounted for the most workplace deaths in 2013, preliminary BLS report says

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its preliminary tally on the number of workplace deaths for 2013 and despite a slight decrease from 2012, construction leads all other industries ...

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OSHA will soon require employers to quickly report any injury that sends a worker to the hospital

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 15, 2014

OSHA will soon require employers to quickly report any injury that sends a worker to the hospital

In response to a preliminary report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that tallies 4,405 workers killed on the job in 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has revised ...

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