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Friday is “Don’t Fry Day”; OSHA campaign reminds workers of the dangers of sun overexposure

Posted by Amy Materson on May 21, 2015

Friday is “Don’t Fry Day”; OSHA campaign reminds workers of the dangers of sun overexposure

As outdoor temperatures begin to rise, so does the chance of illnesses related to working outside. Heat stress and overexposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays can cause deadly effects – ...

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Oregon DOT develops work zone awareness infographic to educate motorists

Posted by Chris Hill on May 21, 2015

Oregon DOT develops work zone awareness infographic to educate motorists

The Oregon Department of Transportation has developed an infographic designed to educate and bring awareness of work zone dangers for motorists. “Each and every day, no matter the time of year, ...

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B-SAFE: New program improves construction safety by updating workers weekly on jobsite conditions

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 20, 2015

B-SAFE: New program improves construction safety by updating workers weekly on jobsite conditions

A new construction safety program is ignoring a certain saying about free lunches in order to increase awareness about the specific working conditions on individual jobsites. Dubbed B-SAFE (Building Safety For Everyone), the ...

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Worker killed by fall from Dallas apartment complex

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 20, 2015

Worker killed by fall from Dallas apartment complex

Details are scarce surrounding the death of a construction worker in Dallas last week. According to a report from CBS Dallas-Fort Worth, a worker at an apartment complex still under construction ...

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Semi causes 4-vehicle crash into work zone, killing Colorado DOT worker

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on May 19, 2015

Semi causes 4-vehicle crash into work zone, killing Colorado DOT worker

A Colorado Department of Transportation worker was killed last week after a four-vehicle crash in a construction zone. David Morris, 61, was driving a CDOT dump truck when a semi-truck failed to ...

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Worker crushed and killed by falling slab inside Jacksonville work zone

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 18, 2015

Worker crushed and killed by falling slab inside Jacksonville work zone

A worker was killed last week inside a Jacksonville highway jobsite when a concrete slab suddenly fell on top of him. According to a report from First Coast News, 42-year-old Alexander Cordova was ...

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Worker dies after fall from scaffolding in New York City

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 15, 2015

Worker dies after fall from scaffolding in New York City

A construction worker died shortly after falling from scaffolding on a New York City jobsite Thursday morning. According to a report from the New York Daily News, 25-year-old Dominick Deluca was performing ...

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Unventilated use of equipment on indoor site poisons 11 workers with high level of carbon monoxide

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 14, 2015

Unventilated use of equipment on indoor site poisons 11 workers with high level of carbon monoxide

A large group of a crew working in Maryland was rushed to the hospital earlier this week after an extremely high amount of carbon monoxide was detected inside the building where they were ...

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Light OSHA staffing, penalties come under fire in report on the dangers of New York construction sites

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 13, 2015

Light OSHA staffing, penalties come under fire in report on the dangers of New York construction sites

Citing data that shows construction represents less than 4 percent of total employment in New York while accounting for 20 percent of the state's workplace deaths, a new report points the ...

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Worker dies following floor collapse in Michigan

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 13, 2015

Worker dies following floor collapse in Michigan

A worker part of a crew performing renovations on an older building in Ypsilanti, Michigan, died earlier this week following a floor collapse. According to a report from the Ann Arbor News, ...

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OSHA issues final rule for Confined Spaces in Construction

Posted by Amy Materson on May 07, 2015

OSHA issues final rule for Confined Spaces in Construction

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration this week issued the Confined Spaces in Construction final rule, a new subpart to 29 CFR Part 1926. Designed to protect construction workers from toxic ...

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Worker killed in attempt to jump from stalled lift on NYC jobsite

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 07, 2015

Worker killed in attempt to jump from stalled lift on NYC jobsite

A worker on a crew building a luxury hotel in New York City was killed Tuesday when he fell 24 stories down an elevator shaft. According to a report from the ...

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Construction worker killed in trench collapse during utility install in New Jersey

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 06, 2015

Construction worker killed in trench collapse during utility install in New Jersey

While installing a drainage line around a home under construction in Franklin, New Jersey, a trench collapsed burying and killing one worker. According to a report from NJ.com, 43-year-old Selvin Antulio ...

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Crew rescues 2 co-workers from rubble following demolition collapse

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 05, 2015

Crew rescues 2 co-workers from rubble following demolition collapse

A demolition crew in St. Louis escaped a collapse that occurred while they were working with only injuries, thanks to its own heroics. According to a report from KSDK TV, the ...

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OSHA updates its required “Job Safety and Health” poster; download it here

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 05, 2015

OSHA updates its required “Job Safety and Health” poster; download it here

The Occupational Health and Safety Administration has made available the newest version of Job Safety and Health: It’s the Law, a poster that covers workers’ safety rights and employer responsibilities. All ...

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Group of construction firms launches second-annual Safety Week

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 04, 2015

Group of construction firms launches second-annual Safety Week

In an effort to increase awareness for heightened and daily attention to safety precautions in the construction industry, a group of firms across the U.S. has launched its second-annual Safety Week ...

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Worker killed in second-story fall from California casino jobsite

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 30, 2015

Worker killed in second-story fall from California casino jobsite

A worker was killed Wednesday afternoon after falling two stories at a casino construction site in Santa Ynez, California. According to a report from the Lompoc Record, 45-year-old steelworker Dave Goldsberry fell from scaffolding ...

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Services around U.S. mourn workers killed on the job

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 29, 2015

Services around U.S. mourn workers killed on the job

On Tuesday, thousands gathered in services across the country as part of the annual Workers Memorial Day remembrance. The day was established 46 years ago by the AFL-CIO to honor ...

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3M contributes to scholarships for children of roadway workers

Posted by Equipment World Staff on April 29, 2015

3M contributes to scholarships for children of roadway workers

3M donated $20,000 to fund scholarships for the children of roadway workers killed or permanently injured on the job. The company donated the money through its 3M Visibly Safer Work Zones ...

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Boom failure crushes and kills crane truck operator in NYC

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 27, 2015

Boom failure crushes and kills crane truck operator in NYC

  A hydraulic failure on a truck crane took the life of a construction worker in New York City Friday. According to a report from NBC New York, the worker was having ...

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Worker killed in cinder block wall collapse in New Jersey

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 24, 2015

Worker killed in cinder block wall collapse in New Jersey

A worker involved in the installation of a garage door at a New Jersey auto business was killed Wednesday when a wall collapsed on top of him. According to a report ...

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Crew saves co-worker’s life using CPR on Missouri construction site

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 22, 2015

Crew saves co-worker’s life using CPR on Missouri construction site

When Curtis Todd's co-workers saw him lying flat on the ground as the crew worked on a residential jobsite in Columbia, Missouri, they thought he had simply slipped when hooking ...

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Construction firms donate $1 million to establish high-tech construction safety lab at Oregon State University

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 21, 2015

Construction firms donate $1 million to establish high-tech construction safety lab at Oregon State University

Two North Dakota construction firms have donated a large grant in order to help establish the premier laboratory in the U.S. for the study of industry safety in Oregon. Knife River Corp. ...

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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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