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AGC and NSSGA respond to OSHA’s revised silica exposure rule

Posted by Kerry Clines on April 01, 2016

AGC and NSSGA respond to OSHA’s revised silica exposure rule

On March 24, U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez issued the final workplace exposure standard for crystalline silica, which will soon be published by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health ...

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Construction worker survives being hit by car that “flew” off Tenn. highway

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 25, 2016

Construction worker survives being hit by car that “flew” off Tenn. highway

A man performing work inside a Highway 27 work zone in Tennessee is lucky to be alive after being hit by a car an eyewitness says entered the jobsite airborne. According ...

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Trailered backhoe overturns during haul, kills driver in California

Posted by Angela Thomas on March 23, 2016

Trailered backhoe overturns during haul, kills driver in California

A combination of unsafe driving and unpermitted heavy equipment hauling led to the death of a man near Sacramento, California, last month. According to The Sacramento Bee, Terry Cordell, of Newcastle, ...

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Worker killed in 53-story fall from Los Angeles hotel under construction

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 21, 2016

Worker killed in 53-story fall from Los Angeles hotel under construction

A construction worker was killed last week in Los Angeles after suffering a fall from 53 stories. According to a report from the Los Angeles Times, 36-year-old Joseph Sabbatino, was in ...

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Road worker killed following dump truck electrocution in S. Carolina

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on March 16, 2016

Road worker killed following dump truck electrocution in S. Carolina

A road worker in South Carolina died after he was electrocuted while loading asphalt into a paver. According to The State, Javier Lopez-Lira was working with a crew on Shadow Wood ...

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Worker killed after being hit by dump truck on Florida’s I-4 Ultimate project

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on March 01, 2016

Worker killed after being hit by dump truck on Florida’s I-4 Ultimate project

A highway worker in Florida died Feb. 23 after he was struck by a dump truck in the Interstate 4 construction zone. According to the Orlando Sentinel, SGL Constructors employee Marvin Franklin ...

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Falls claim the lives of 3 construction workers in 3 week span

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 29, 2016

Falls claim the lives of 3 construction workers in 3 week span

Three construction workers on separate sites in the northeastern U.S. were killed by falls in a three-week span between mid-January and early February with two of the incidents occurring on ...

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Cop working construction zone dragged by vehicle

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on February 29, 2016

Cop working construction zone dragged by vehicle

A police officer working in a construction zone in Wayland, Massachusetts was injured recently after being dragged by a vehicle for several feet. According to the Boston Globe, Sgt. Jennifer Ordway was out of her vehicle ...

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Five-ton generator falls from crane, killing 2 construction workers in New Jersey

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 25, 2016

Five-ton generator falls from crane, killing 2 construction workers in New Jersey

Two construction workers were killed in a crane accident last week on a New Jersey jobsite when a large generator fell on top of them. According to a report from NJ.com, ...

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Michigan road worker killed after being struck by semi while placing signs

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on February 10, 2016

Michigan road worker killed after being struck by semi while placing signs

A Michigan road worker was killed and another was injured this week after they were struck and killed by a semi-truck in Wexford County. WPBN/WGTU reported that Sean Jordan was outside of his ...

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Police use construction site to detonate old explosives found in warehouse (VIDEO)

Posted by Angela Thomas on January 22, 2016

Police use construction site to detonate old explosives found in warehouse (VIDEO)

After a cleaning crew found 25­-year-old, unstable dynamite in a construction company warehouse in Boxborough, Mass., last month, police were called to the location. According to the Lowell Sun, the warehouse ...

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When it’s a OSHA violation… and when it’s not

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on January 20, 2016

When it’s a OSHA violation… and when it’s not

Take a look at the photo and see if you can name the OSHA trench safety violations. There’s a man in the trench – look closely, because you can barely see ...

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Aging U.S. workforce carries both benefits and liabilities for construction companies

Posted by Jill Odom on January 20, 2016

Aging U.S. workforce carries both benefits and liabilities for construction companies

Many factors have caused older workers to remain on the job longer and the trend is only expected to increase. This change in demographics has several different effects on workplace ...

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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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