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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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OSHA extends annual fall prevention Safety Stand-Down to 2 weeks, announces 2015 dates

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 23, 2015

OSHA extends annual fall prevention Safety Stand-Down to 2 weeks, announces 2015 dates

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced the dates of its second annual Safety Stand-Down for construction fall prevention. Citing widespread participation in last year's event, OSHA has increased the ...

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Worker killed in wall collapse on Wisconsin jobsite

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 23, 2015

Worker killed in wall collapse on Wisconsin jobsite

A construction worker in Madison, Wisconsin, was killed Friday morning after a wall collapsed on top of him. According to a report from the Wisconsin State Journal, 58-year-old John Stoll was working at a ...

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Cold weather makes you dumb and that’s a serious safety concern for people who work in construction

Posted by Tom Jackson on February 20, 2015

Cold weather makes you dumb and that’s a serious safety concern for people who work in construction

Every year about this time we're bombarded with advice about how to dress warm—layers and all that. Articles about avoiding cold weather injuries abound. Most of us chairborne rangers can simply ...

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Crane operator killed by falling steel beam in Oregon

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 20, 2015

Crane operator killed by falling steel beam in Oregon

A crane operator in Portland, Oregon, was killed earlier this week when a steel beam fell on top of his machine's cab. According to a report from The Oregonian, Christopher Pierson, 40, was aiding ...

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Worker rescued from 20-foot trench after being buried chest deep in concrete in San Antonio

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 17, 2015

Worker rescued from 20-foot trench after being buried chest deep in concrete in San Antonio

A construction worker in San Antonio survived a brush with death Monday night after he became buried chest deep in a mixture of concrete and sand. According to a report from ...

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Construction worker killed in Alabama work zone crash

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 16, 2015

Construction worker killed in Alabama work zone crash

A construction worker in southwest Alabama was killed Friday morning in a work zone crash. According to a report from the Associated Press, 25-year-old worker Marshall James Walton was killed when ...

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Worker survives 30-foot fall, is rescued in special extraction by Colorado firefighters

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 13, 2015

Worker survives 30-foot fall, is rescued in special extraction by Colorado firefighters

A team of firefighters in northern Colorado engineered a "technical rescue" after a construction worker survived a 30-foot fall earlier this week. According to a report from the Denver Post, the ...

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Making the work zone less of a war zone

Posted by Tom Kuennen on February 10, 2015

Making the work zone less of a war zone

Even though highway work zone fatalities have been on a big decline for the past 10 years, the highway work zone remains a dangerous place, for workers and for motorists. Despite ...

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Backhoe strikes and kills worker in Texas

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 05, 2015

Backhoe strikes and kills worker in Texas

A construction worker in Texarkana was killed Tuesday when he was struck by a backhoe. According to a report from the Texarkana Gazette, 61-year-old Jose Andrade was standing directly behind the backhoe in ...

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Worker killed after lift pins him to roof beam in Illinois

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 04, 2015

Worker killed after lift pins him to roof beam in Illinois

A construction worker was killed in an odd accident in Wilmington, Illinois, last week when he was pinned to a roof beam. According to a report from The Hearld-News, the unidentified man was working ...

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VIDEO: Construction worker survives being run over by truck in Oregon parking lot

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 02, 2015

VIDEO: Construction worker survives being run over by truck in Oregon parking lot

When you hear what construction worker Travis Roberts survived while on the job last week in Oregon, you'll be surprised. But when you see it you'll be shocked. And probably a ...

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Worker killed after piece of crane fell on top of him on Chicago jobsite

Posted by Wayne Grayson on February 02, 2015

Worker killed after piece of crane fell on top of him on Chicago jobsite

  Construction workers on a jobsite in Chicago's Gold Coast found a co-worker Friday afternoon that had become pinned by part of a crane. According to a report from WLS TV, the ...

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One worker dead, another injured after wall collapses into scissor lift in Texas

Posted by Wayne Grayson on January 30, 2015

One worker dead, another injured after wall collapses into scissor lift in Texas

One construction worker is dead and another received minor injuries while doing demolition work atop a scissor lift in Midland, Texas. According to a report from the Midland Reporter-Telegram, the two men ...

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Worker killed when pinned between tractor and dozer in Ohio

Posted by Amy Materson on January 28, 2015

Worker killed when pinned between tractor and dozer in Ohio

A man attempting to pull a piece of equipment out of deep mud in Bennington Township, Ohio, Saturday was killed when the stuck tractor suddenly lunged forward and pinned him ...

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Excavator operator survives nasty rollover off of Connecticut bridge

Posted by Wayne Grayson on January 26, 2015

Excavator operator survives nasty rollover off of Connecticut bridge

An excavator operator escaped a serious machine rollover while working alongside a bridge in Connecticut recently. According to a report from the Record-Journal, Tom Bryda, was operating the excavator January 14 when it ...

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Worker’s death in Ohio bridge collapse places urgency upon New Jersey bridge inspections

Posted by Equipment World Staff on January 23, 2015

Worker’s death in Ohio bridge collapse places urgency upon New Jersey bridge inspections

Aging infrastructure issues are well-known topics across the political landscape, as President Obama alluded to in his recent State of the Union address. Unfortunately, it takes a tragic incident such as ...

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After being speared in the head by a huge piece of rebar, this guy probably won’t forget his hard hat again

Posted by Wayne Grayson on January 22, 2015

After being speared in the head by a huge piece of rebar, this guy probably won’t forget his hard hat again

A Chinese construction worker has somehow survived having a massive piece of rebar becoming lodged in his head. According to the New York Post, Cai Hanzhong, 32, was working on a first floor staircase ...

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Demolition goes awry, excavator operator killed in tragic bridge collapse in Cincinnati

Posted by Wayne Grayson on January 21, 2015

Demolition goes awry, excavator operator killed in tragic bridge collapse in Cincinnati

While working atop a bridge that crosses over Interstate 75 in Cincinnati late Monday night, the structure suddenly collapsed below an excavator operator, crushing and killing the man. According to a ...

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WorkplaceAware Safety reporting app can keep near misses from turning into serious accidents

Posted by Tom Jackson on January 20, 2015

WorkplaceAware Safety reporting app can keep near misses from turning into serious accidents

For every reported fatal workplace accident there are 29 minor injuries and 300 near misses that go unreported. And anybody who knows construction knows why. Guys are afraid to interrupt ...

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Road worker crushed and killed by falling concrete lane barrier in Maryland

Posted by Wayne Grayson on January 20, 2015

Road worker crushed and killed by falling concrete lane barrier in Maryland

A construction worker was killed in an odd and tragic accident last week in Maryland when he was killed by a concrete lane barrier. The unidentified worker was on a crew ...

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Airplane hangar collapse injures 2 construction workers in New Jersey

Posted by Wayne Grayson on January 19, 2015

Airplane hangar collapse injures 2 construction workers in New Jersey

Two construction workers were injured in a scary incident in New Jersey Friday morning when the airplane hangar they were helping build collapsed. The workers were part of a crew building a ...

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Construction worker crushed by crane near St. Louis

Posted by Wayne Grayson on January 13, 2015

Construction worker crushed by crane near St. Louis

A worker near St. Louis was killed Monday in a crane accident. According to a report from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 31-year-old Justin D. Jokerst was working on a jobsite for a ...

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Iowa contractor takes aim at employee retention and safety with hefty monthly bonus checks

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on January 12, 2015

Iowa contractor takes aim at employee retention and safety with hefty monthly bonus checks

Although still in its early days, a program implemented by J. Pettiecord, Des Moines, Iowa, in September is already having a positive effect. Called the SAAP Monthly Bonus—which stands for Safety, ...

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Texas tops list of most U.S. traffic deaths in construction work zones

Posted by Amy Materson on January 07, 2015

Texas tops list of most U.S. traffic deaths in construction work zones

The National Work Zone Safety Information Clearinghouse has released the latest data tally of deaths in motor vehicle traffic crashes in construction work zones, broken down by state. Of 32,719 traffic fatalities in ...

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Worker hit in head by bullet as construction crew is targeted in drive-by shooting in St. Louis

Posted by Wayne Grayson on January 02, 2015

Worker hit in head by bullet as construction crew is targeted in drive-by shooting in St. Louis

A subcontractor on a parking lot project in St. Louis has pulled out of the job after a drive-by shooting targeted a construction crew earlier this week. According to a report from ...

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Steel beam collapses at Chicago jobsite, 3 workers survive 20-foot fall

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 31, 2014

Steel beam collapses at Chicago jobsite, 3 workers survive 20-foot fall

Three construction workers in Chicago were in serious condition earlier this week after a steel beam they were working on top of collapsed. According to a report from the Chicago Tribune, the workers ...

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This protective eyewear attaches directly to your hard hat, which means no more fumbling with glasses

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on December 29, 2014

This protective eyewear attaches directly to your hard hat, which means no more fumbling with glasses

Wearing safety glasses with a hard hat can sometimes be a pain. As soon as you’ve got the hard hat adjusted just right, adding a pair of glasses can start ...

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Road worker killed, 2 others injured after driver crashes head-on into Louisiana work zone

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 19, 2014

Road worker killed, 2 others injured after driver crashes head-on into Louisiana work zone

A road construction worker died earlier this week, succumbing to injuries sustained in a work zone crash in Louisiana. According to a report from KTVE/KARD, workers were installing reflectors northbound on Highway 165 ...

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Hitachi mining trucks and excavators to get same 360º cameras and motion detection as Nissan cars and trucks

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 17, 2014

Hitachi mining trucks and excavators to get same 360º cameras and motion detection as Nissan cars and trucks

Future models of Hitachi Construction Equipment's mining trucks and large hydraulic excavators will soon be much easier to park and much safer to operate on busy mining sites. Nissan has agreed ...

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Construction worker survives fall into 40-foot trench near Los Angeles

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 16, 2014

Construction worker survives fall into 40-foot trench near Los Angeles

A construction worker was rescued by firefighters after falling into a 40-foot trench near Los Angeles on Monday. According to a report from CBS Los Angeles, the worker fell into the ...

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Construction worker dies after roof collapses beneath him in Michigan

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 12, 2014

Construction worker dies after roof collapses beneath him in Michigan

A construction worker was killed Wednesday in Churchill Township, Michigan, after falling through the roof of the building he was working on. According to a report from 9&10News.com, Vernon "Vernie" Wangler Jr. ...

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