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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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VIDEO: Guy sits on large pipe while cutting it, is bucked into the air because physics is highly unforgiving

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 12, 2014

VIDEO: Guy sits on large pipe while cutting it, is bucked into the air because physics is highly unforgiving

The takeaway from the video below is pretty simple: don't be this guy. Staring his friend the excavator bucket directly in the face, this guy was still somehow unable to foresee ...

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Home collapses during renovation, trapping 4 construction workers, killing one

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 11, 2014

Home collapses during renovation,  trapping 4 construction workers, killing one

A construction worker on a home renovation project was killed in Toronto Tuesday when the two-story house collapsed. According to a report from National Post, the renovation required an underpinning of the ...

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Construction foreman killed after being run over by motor grader in Michigan

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 09, 2014

Construction foreman killed after being run over by motor grader in Michigan

A longtime veteran of the construction industry was killed Monday morning in a road construction accident. According to a report from Mlive.com, Timothy Dougherty, 42, was hit and run over by ...

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VIDEO: Guy attempts Ice Bucket Challenge with excavator, bucket knocks him out cold instead

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 05, 2014

VIDEO: Guy attempts Ice Bucket Challenge with excavator, bucket knocks him out cold instead

When we were putting together our original roundup of Ice Bucket Challenge videos, we were surprised at just how many we were able to find with people using heavy equipment. ...

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Construction worker survives 40-foot fall down elevator shaft

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 04, 2014

Construction worker survives 40-foot fall down elevator shaft

A construction worker in Montana is recovering from injuries he sustained after a 40-foot fall Tuesday afternoon. According to a report from KPAX TV, the worker was part of a framing ...

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Toxic fumes kill 2 construction workers in tragic Idaho accident

Posted by Wayne Grayson on September 03, 2014

Toxic fumes kill 2 construction workers in tragic Idaho accident

Two construction workers were killed last week while installing a new sewage system for the city of Georgetown, Idaho. According to a report from KTVB TV, 19-year-old Bo Taylor and 45-year-old ...

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How to avoid deadly roller compactor rollovers on jobsites with slopes or embankments

Posted by Amy Materson on September 02, 2014

How to avoid deadly roller compactor rollovers on jobsites with slopes or embankments

A construction worker was killed in an accident in Florida on August 21, when the roller he was operating slipped down a berm and rolled on top of him, killing ...

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Electrocution kills Virginia construction worker after crane comes in contact with power line

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 29, 2014

Electrocution kills Virginia construction worker after crane comes in contact with power line

In what investigators are calling a "freak accident," a young construction worker was killed earlier this week after being electrocuted in Amelia County, Virginia. According to a report from CBS 6 ...

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Construction worker rescued from pit scaffolding after suffering cardiac arrest

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 27, 2014

Construction worker rescued from pit scaffolding after suffering cardiac arrest

Firefighters rescued a construction worker Monday afternoon after he suffered a heart attack on a downtown Houston jobsite. According to a report from KTRK TV, the worker was on scaffolding inside ...

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Construction worker survives after being impaled in chest by power saw blade

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 26, 2014

Construction worker survives after being impaled in chest by power saw blade

While working atop a shopping center in Houston Monday morning, a construction worker was impaled in the chest by the blade of a power saw he was using. Houston Fire Department ...

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Construction workers narrowly escape jobsite shootings in Michigan and NYC

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 26, 2014

Construction workers narrowly escape jobsite shootings in Michigan and NYC

As temperatures have soared on jobsites across the U.S., so too, apparently, have tempers. Nearly two weeks ago, a construction worker stabbed and killed his co-worker while they were renovating a ...

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These 3 changes to your day-to-day will make you a more productive worker on the construction jobsite

Posted by Amy Materson on August 25, 2014

These 3 changes to your day-to-day will make you a more productive worker on the construction jobsite

“Work smarter, not harder.” How many times have you seen that quote? Over time, the idea that your best performance is a result of how you work, not how long you ...

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Student found dead at Penn State University construction site

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 25, 2014

Student found dead at Penn State University construction site

A Penn State University freshman was found dead on a campus jobsite Sunday morning, according to a report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The student, Jack Crean of Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, was discovered on ...

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Construction worker killed by utility line electrocution on jobsite near Seattle

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 21, 2014

Construction worker killed by utility line electrocution on jobsite near Seattle

A construction worker was killed Wednesday afternoon after he was electrocuted while working on a hospital expansion in Edmonds, Washington. According to a report from KIRO TV in Seattle, crews were ...

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How to find great safety material for toolbox talks tailored to the job at hand

Posted by Amy Materson on August 19, 2014

How to find great safety material for toolbox talks tailored to the job at hand

When preparing material for your toolbox talks, it’s best to tailor the current training to the job at hand. Aligning your safety training information with the situations your crews are ...

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Construction workers are 22% more likely to die on Texas jobsites

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 18, 2014

Construction workers are 22% more likely to die on Texas jobsites

Over the weekend, the Dallas Morning News released a bombshell of a report on workplace deaths in Texas as compared to other states. After an analysis of the most recent Bureau ...

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Construction worker killed while unloading equipment in NYC

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 13, 2014

Construction worker killed while unloading equipment in NYC

A 62-year-old construction worker was killed in an accident near Throgs Neck Bridge in the Bronx borough of New York City. According to a report from NY1 News, the accident happened ...

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