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Carpenter killed in 80-foot fall on Philadelphia jobsite

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 20, 2015

Carpenter killed in 80-foot fall on Philadelphia jobsite

While working on a high-rise project in Philadelphia's University City neighborhood, a worker fell to his death Friday According to a report from the Philadelphia Inquirer, the unidentified man was a carpenter ...

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Worker dies after being electrocuted on jobsite near Philadelphia

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 17, 2015

Worker dies after being electrocuted on jobsite near Philadelphia

Two days after suffering a massive electric shock while on the job near Philadelphia, a construction worker died from his injuries Wednesday. According to a report from WPVI TV, 36-year-old Joseph Iacovino ...

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Four-ton pipe rolls from wheel loader, crushes worker in California work zone

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 16, 2015

Four-ton pipe rolls from wheel loader, crushes worker in California work zone

While working a highway job near San Francisco Wednesday, a construction worker was crushed and killed by a large pipe. According to a report from the Press Democrat, 28-year-old Jared Overfield was ...

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VIDEO: Deadly construction collapse of Texas high school building caught in surveillance footage

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 15, 2015

VIDEO: Deadly construction collapse of Texas high school building caught in surveillance footage

Nearly two weeks after the collapse of a high school athletic facility killed one construction worker and injured three others in Texas, the school district has released surveillance footage of ...

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Wheel loader operator killed while attempting to free stuck concrete truck in Nebraska

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 14, 2015

Wheel loader operator killed while attempting to free stuck concrete truck in Nebraska

A construction worker was killed in Nebraska over the weekend while attempting to free a concrete truck that had gotten stuck. According to a report from WOWT TV, 26-year-old Craig Anderson ...

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Worker killed in work zone backover accident in Pennsylvania

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 13, 2015

Worker killed in work zone backover accident in Pennsylvania

A construction worker installing guardrail along a Pennsylvania highway was killed last week when a vehicle or piece of equipment backed over him. According to a report from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 43-year-old ...

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Construction mishap fills half-mile of Oakland creek with concrete

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 10, 2015

Construction mishap fills half-mile of Oakland creek with concrete

While crews were working to back-fill a replaced water pipe in Oakland, California, Wednesday, a bit of negligence has led to a giant mess and concern for wildlife. According to a ...

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Soil collapse buries, kills worker on NYC jobsite

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 09, 2015

Soil collapse buries, kills worker on NYC jobsite

A construction worker was killed earlier this week in New York City when he was buried in a soil collapse. According to DNAinfo New York, the unidentified worker was working a ...

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Work stopped at Texas high school after second construction worker is killed in 4 days

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 08, 2015

Work stopped at Texas high school after second construction worker is killed in 4 days

A second construction worker has been killed in less than a week on a construction project at a Texas high school. According to a report from NBC Dallas-Fort Worth, 22-year-old worker ...

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Filling up Ergodyne’s Chill-Its work vest with water keeps you cool on the jobsite for up to 3 days

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 07, 2015

Filling up Ergodyne’s Chill-Its work vest with water keeps you cool on the jobsite for up to 3 days

Ergodyne is tackling heat stress prevention with its new dry evaporative cooling vest, the latest addition to the company’s Chill-Its cooling line. Using a dry evaporative technology, the vest is designed ...

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Worker killed in fall on Florida jobsite

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 07, 2015

Worker killed in fall on Florida jobsite

A construction worker on a jobsite for an assisted living facility being built in Florida was killed in a fall Friday. According to a report from WWSB TV, 45-year-old Emerterio Moreno ...

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Worker killed in 6-story fall on New York City jobsite

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 06, 2015

Worker killed in 6-story fall on New York City jobsite

While working on a jobsite in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Brighton Beach in New York City, a construction worker was killed after a 60-foot fall. According to reports from the New York ...

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Construction collapse at Texas high school kills 1 worker, injures 3 others

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 03, 2015

Construction collapse at Texas high school kills 1 worker, injures 3 others

  While working at a high school in North Texas, one worker was killed and three others were injured when the frame of the athletic practice facility they were helping build ...

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Painter killed after fall from telehandler on jobsite near San Antonio

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 02, 2015

Painter killed after fall from telehandler on jobsite near San Antonio

A painter working from a platform on a jobsite near San Antonio died Tuesday, succumbing to injuries from a fall. According to a report from the San Antonio Express-News, Victor Echartea-Medina, 41, was ...

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Worker crushed and killed on refinery conversion project in Pennsylvania

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 01, 2015

Worker crushed and killed on refinery conversion project in Pennsylvania

A construction worker was killed Tuesday while working on a large-scale industrial complex conversion project in Pennsylvania. According to a report from StateImpact Pennsylvania, the unidentified, 50-year-old worker was killed after ...

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Ohio DOT uses “work zone simulation room” to show drivers the dangers of road construction

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 01, 2015

Ohio DOT uses “work zone simulation room” to show drivers the dangers of road construction

Construction can be a dangerous job and when you throw in people in a hurry driving alongside you, it becomes exponentially more dangerous. Citing data saying 23 highway workers are killed ...

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6 steps to avoiding utility work explosions like the one that rocked New York City

Posted by Amy Materson on March 31, 2015

6 steps to avoiding utility work explosions like the one that rocked New York City

The building explosion in New York’s East Village last week that killed two people and injured nearly two dozen others is a stark reminder that working around utilities is dangerous, ...

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Workers hit gas line sparking massive explosion in NYC: 3 buildings collapse, 25 injured (VIDEO)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 27, 2015

Workers hit gas line sparking massive explosion in NYC: 3 buildings collapse, 25 injured (VIDEO)

A massive explosion that rocked New York City Thursday, causing the collapse of three buildings and injuring 25 people, has been traced back to a gas line accidentally hit by ...

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Ironworker dies after fall at NYC mansion renovation

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 26, 2015

Ironworker dies after fall at NYC mansion renovation

Following a fall from a ladder suffered while working on a major home renovation on New York City's Upper East Side, a construction worker died from his injuries over the ...

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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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