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VIDEO: AEM reminds industry “Everyone has a part to play” in under ground utility safety

Posted by Angela Thomas on July 30, 2015

VIDEO: AEM reminds industry “Everyone has a part to play” in under ground utility safety

  The Association of Equipment Manufacturers says “Everyone has a part to play” to help ensure underground utility safety and damage prevention. The association has released a new video alongside online ...

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Worker stung by bees more than 100 times on Arizona jobsite

Posted by Angela Thomas on July 24, 2015

Worker stung by bees more than 100 times on Arizona jobsite

If the scorching Arizona summer heat and the rest of the dangers inherent to construction weren’t enough, a crew in Scottsdale recently had to contend with an angry swarm of ...

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Construction worker killed by fall at Mercedes-Benz plant in Alabama

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 24, 2015

Construction worker killed by fall at Mercedes-Benz plant in Alabama

A worker on a crew building a new facility at an Alabama Mercedes-Benz plant fell to his death Wednesday. According to a report from Al.com, 53-year-old Jeffery G. Merchant was working atop ...

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Worker killed by 40-foot fall following crane accident at Boston’s Logan Airport

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 23, 2015

Worker killed by 40-foot fall following crane accident at Boston’s Logan Airport

Update: The Boston Globe reports the worker, 54-year-old Lawrence O'Leary, has died from his injuries. O'Leary passed on July 25, more than two weeks after his fall. The post below has been ...

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House falls from jack onto construction worker in San Antonio

Posted by Angela Thomas on July 22, 2015

House falls from jack onto construction worker in San Antonio

A worker in San Antonio somehow survived a horrific accident last week when the house he was working beneath fell on top of him. According to a report from KABB TV, ...

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Contractor killed by falling materials on North Carolina jobsite

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 21, 2015

Contractor killed by falling materials on North Carolina jobsite

The owner of a construction business who also served as the mayor of his small North Carolina town was killed in a jobsite accident last week. According to a report from ...

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Excavator slides into ditch, kills worker on Michigan jobsite

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 20, 2015

Excavator slides into ditch, kills worker on Michigan jobsite

A worker on a Michigan jobsite was killed last week when he was struck by an excavator. According to a report from The Bay City Times, 40-year-old Jason Robert Schwartzly was killed while spreading gravel ...

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VIDEO: OSHA gives tips on how to work safely in the summer heat

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on July 20, 2015

VIDEO: OSHA gives tips on how to work safely in the summer heat

Most of America is simmering as the summer gets into full swing. With the rising temperature, comes an increased chance of heat illnesses for those working at mining operations and construction ...

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Worker killed in fall from Minnesota jobsite was retired

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 17, 2015

Worker killed in fall from Minnesota jobsite was retired

A worker who came out of retirement to lend a contractor a hand was killed by a fall last week in Minnesota. According to a report from the Minneapolis Star Tribune, 69-year-old John A. ...

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Worker killed after being trapped inside burning tractor trailer

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 16, 2015

Worker killed after being trapped inside burning tractor trailer

A tragic accidental fire claimed the life of a construction worker in North Carolina recently as he unloaded a truck. According to to a report from WGHP TV, an unidentified worker ...

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Worker killed in 100-foot fall from scaffolding in Pennsylvania

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 15, 2015

Worker killed in 100-foot fall from scaffolding in Pennsylvania

A worker on a crew performing a brick restoration job in Pennsylvania was killed last week after falling from scaffolding nearly 100 feet in the air. According to a report from The Daily ...

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Embankment collapse kills worker in trench on PennDOT bridge project

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 14, 2015

Embankment collapse kills worker in trench on PennDOT bridge project

A man working on a Pennsylvania Department of Transportation bridge rehabilitation project was killed last week when an embankment collapsed. According to a report from WBRE TV, 37-year-old Richard Gold III was ...

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Worker run over by SUV inside cemetery work zone after telling driver to turn around

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 13, 2015

Worker run over by SUV inside cemetery work zone after telling driver to turn around

A construction worker on a resurfacing project in Iowa said he was intentionally hit by a motorist recently when he told the driver to turn around upon nearing the work zone. According ...

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Worker killed in boom lift accident in Winston-Salem

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 13, 2015

Worker killed in boom lift accident in Winston-Salem

A worker in Winston-Salem was killed last week in an accident involving a boom lift. According to a report from the Winston-Salem Journal, 65-year-old Dennis Michael Laney was found unresponsive atop elevated ...

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Worker killed in shooting on New Orleans jobsite

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 10, 2015

Worker killed in shooting on New Orleans jobsite

Another worker was killed in a burst of gunfire on the job last week, this shooting occurring in New Orleans. According to a report from WVUE TV, a 22-year-old unidentified construction worker ...

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Worker killed after being shot multiple times on Baltimore jobsite

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 09, 2015

Worker killed after being shot multiple times on Baltimore jobsite

A construction worker was killed on a Baltimore jobsite last week after being shot multiple times. According to a report from ABC2 TV, 31-year-old Nathaniel Wheeler was killed July 2 while ...

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Trench collapse kills worker on gas station project in Texas

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 08, 2015

Trench collapse kills worker on gas station project in Texas

A worker on a crew building a new location for the Allsups chain of gas stations and convenience stores was killed in a trench collapse last week. According to a report ...

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Trench collapse kills worker near Minneapolis

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 07, 2015

Trench collapse kills worker near Minneapolis

Another trench accident claimed the life of a construction worker, this one occurring near Minneapolis. According to a report from the St. Paul Pioneer Press, 51-year-old Gerald Lyle Thompson was killed ...

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Shovel to the back of the head ends dispute between concrete workers started by muddy shoes

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 06, 2015

Shovel to the back of the head ends dispute between concrete workers started by muddy shoes

  With the dangers of heavy equipment, falling materials and gunfire well documented on construction sites, the last thing workers need to worry about causing them harm are their co-workers. And yet near ...

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Worker killed when rebar falls 130 feet, strikes him in the head

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 06, 2015

Worker killed when rebar falls 130 feet, strikes him in the head

A large piece of rebar fell from a crane on a Lincoln, Nebraska jobsite, killing a construction worker on the ground below. According to a report from the Lincoln Journal Star, 41-year-old ...

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Loader operator killed when avalanche of sand floods cab

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 03, 2015

Loader operator killed when avalanche of sand floods cab

A wheel loader operator near Boston was killed Tuesday when his machine was caught in an avalanche of sand. According to a report from WBZ TV, 65-year-old Charles Pace was killed when ...

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House subcommittee proposes funding cuts for OSHA and MSHA

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on July 02, 2015

House subcommittee proposes funding cuts for OSHA and MSHA

An appropriations subcommittee in the House of Representatives has proposed cuts for both the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Mining Safety and Health Administration. The proposal to decrease funding came ...

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Worker killed when saw kicks back during trench work in Connecticut

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 02, 2015

Worker killed when saw kicks back during trench work in Connecticut

A construction worker on a Connecticut jobsite was killed last week during a trench accident involving a saw. According to a report from WTNH TV, 57-year-old Antonio Simoes was killed on ...

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Semi truck plows into I-95 work zone, equipment, killing one worker

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 01, 2015

Semi truck plows into I-95 work zone, equipment, killing one worker

A construction worker was killed in Maryland last week when a semi-truck crashed into a work zone along Interstate 95. According to a report from WTOP radio, a tractor trailer in ...

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Skanska incorporates stretching, light exercise into toolbox talks, sees huge decrease in worker injuries

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 01, 2015

Skanska incorporates stretching, light exercise into toolbox talks, sees huge decrease in worker injuries

With one senior vice president saying the program, "has become a team sport," for the company, construction giant Skanska USA's Stretch & Flex program has proven to be much more ...

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Despite harnesses, 2 workers killed by fall from scaffolding in Iowa

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 29, 2015

Despite harnesses, 2 workers killed by fall from scaffolding in Iowa

Two workers are dead as the result of a fall from scaffolding on an Ames, Iowa jobsite. According to a report from Iowa State Daily, 35-year-old Javier Hernandez and Alfredo Jarez, unknown ...

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Construction worker drowns after boat tips on New York bridge project

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on June 26, 2015

Construction worker drowns after boat tips on New York bridge project

A New York construction worker drowned Monday after the boat he was doing bridge work in tipped over. According to the Democrat and Chronicle, a 35-year-old man was working for the Pike Company ...

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Flagger killed by semi truck in Wyoming DOT work zone

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 25, 2015

Flagger killed by semi truck in Wyoming DOT work zone

A flagger was struck and killed last week when a semi truck drifted into a Wyoming Department of Transportation (WYDOT) work zone along Interstate 80. According to a WYDOT press release, ...

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Worker killed after backhoe hits service line near Omaha

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 24, 2015

Worker killed after backhoe hits service line near Omaha

A worker near Omaha, Nebraska suffered a fatal electrocution last week during the installation of drainage system. According to reports from KMTV, 42-year-old Jeffrey Glup was killed June 17 when he came ...

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VIDEO: Bridge collapses beneath excavator, 2 workers, injuring one more on Pennsylvania repair project

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 23, 2015

VIDEO: Bridge collapses beneath excavator, 2 workers, injuring one more on Pennsylvania repair project

Three workers caught in the epicenter of a bridge collapse in Pennsylvania all survived the ordeal. According to a report from WJAC TV, crews have been at work repairing a bridge ...

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VIDEO: Missouri DOT workers discuss work zone crash, offer warnings

Posted by Chris Hill on June 23, 2015

VIDEO: Missouri DOT workers discuss work zone crash, offer warnings

This time of year headlines are full of highway work zone accidents, mainly because of the perfect storm of transportation construction and summer travel coinciding. In this video, four workers ...

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Worker killed by trench collapse in Anchorage

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 23, 2015

Worker killed by trench collapse in Anchorage

A worker was killed last week when a trench collapsed during the excavation of a new road in South Anchorage, Alaska. According to a report from KTVA TV, 23-year-old Samuel Adam Morgan ...

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Longtime carpenter, cancer survivor, dies after fall into Connecticut harbor

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 22, 2015

Longtime carpenter, cancer survivor, dies after fall into Connecticut harbor

A worker on a dock project in Connecticut died hours after a mysterious fall into New Haven Harbor last week. According to a report from the New Haven Register, 60-year-old William Klemenz died ...

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Worker killed in crane accident on Penn State jobsite

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 19, 2015

Worker killed in crane accident on Penn State jobsite

A worker on a renovation job on the Penn State University campus was killed Friday while dismantling a crane. According to a report from the Centre Daily Times, 29-year-old Jerod Chapman was ...

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Electrician killed in accident on Baylor University jobsite

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 18, 2015

Electrician killed in accident on Baylor University jobsite

An electrician on a Baylor University jobsite was killed last week in what is believed to have been an elevator accident. According to a report from the Waco Tribune, 51-year-old Jeffrey Thaemert was ...

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Trench collapse kills teenage worker in Kentucky

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 17, 2015

Trench collapse kills teenage worker in Kentucky

A sewer line installation near Louisville, Kentucky, turned deadly last week when a trench collapsed atop two workers. According to a report from the Courier-Journal, the men were in the trench ...

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