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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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Cat dealer Cashman Equipment installing camera-based system that monitors an operator’s fatigue

Posted by Amy Materson on December 10, 2014

Cat dealer Cashman Equipment installing camera-based system that monitors an operator’s fatigue

Las Vegas-based Caterpillar dealer Cashman Equipment has now made available a fatigue monitoring system for heavy equipment operators. Initially rolled out on Caterpillar mining trucks in 2013, the Seeing Machines Driver ...

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Wisconsin DOT first in U.S. to test reflective orange lane paint for making work zones more visible to drivers

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 09, 2014

Wisconsin DOT first in U.S. to test reflective orange lane paint for making work zones more visible to drivers

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation has announced that it will be the first DOT in the United States to test a reflective orange paint in an attempt to make construction ...

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Construction worker survives crane collapsing on top of him thanks to safety emergency plan

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 04, 2014

Construction worker survives crane collapsing on top of him thanks to safety emergency plan

Some careful safety planning by a contractor's safety manager was key in saving the life of a construction worker at a bridge reconstruction site in Elgin, Illinois, after a crane ...

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Construction worker killed in paving accident at Baltimore airport

Posted by Wayne Grayson on December 02, 2014

Construction worker killed in paving accident at Baltimore airport

A construction worker part of a paving crew doing a job at the Baltimore Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport was killed Monday. According to a report from the Washington Post, the worker ...

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Deck collapse kills 1 construction worker, injures another in Boston

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 26, 2014

Deck collapse kills 1 construction worker, injures another in Boston

One construction worker was killed and one more was injured Tuesday morning when a third story deck the men were installing in a neighborhood of Boston collapsed. The workers were installing ...

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Telehandler overturns, pinning and killing construction worker in Tennessee

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 21, 2014

Telehandler overturns, pinning and killing construction worker in Tennessee

A construction worker in Tennessee was killed earlier this week after the telehandler he was operating overturned and pinned him beneath. According to the Brentwood Home Page, 45-year-old Greg Rigney was ...

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Sand breaks construction worker’s 60-foot fall from scaffolding in Florida

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 20, 2014

Sand breaks construction worker’s 60-foot fall from scaffolding in Florida

Florida is known for its white sandy beaches, and one construction worker will likely look at that sand with a whole new appreciation after an accident this past weekend. In Shalimar, ...

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DOT highway signs tell drivers “Get Your Head Out of Your Apps”

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 19, 2014

DOT highway signs tell drivers “Get Your Head Out of Your Apps”

In an effort to convince drivers to slow down and focus on the road, several state departments of transportation are turning to the permanent digital displays hanging over Interstates across ...

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Eight days after fall from scaffolding, Mississippi construction worker dies

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 18, 2014

Eight days after fall from scaffolding, Mississippi construction worker dies

The deadliest accident in construction has claimed another victim. Gerald Moran, 42, died last week, eight days after suffering a 25-30 foot fall from scaffolding in Mississippi. Moran fell while working ...

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3 tips for avoiding deadly structural collapses on construction jobsites

Posted by Amy Materson on November 17, 2014

3 tips for avoiding deadly structural collapses on construction jobsites

Construction accidents often seem to occur in spurts, as you’ll hear of a cluster of accidents grouped together in a short period of time. That’s certainly the case right now ...

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Bridge collapse kills 1 construction worker, injures 4 others in North Carolina

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 17, 2014

Bridge collapse kills 1 construction worker, injures 4 others in North Carolina

A pedestrian bridge being built as part of a community college campus expansion in Raleigh, North Carolina, collapsed Thursday morning, killing one worker and seriously injuring four others. According to a ...

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Wall collapses claim the lives of 2 more construction workers on jobsites near New York City, Cleveland

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 14, 2014

Wall collapses claim the lives of 2 more construction workers on jobsites near New York City, Cleveland

Construction workers on jobsites in Long Island, New York, and Avon Lake, Ohio, were killed this week by wall collapses. On Monday, 47-year-old contractor Julian Castellanos was killed while installing a staircase ...

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Equipment strikes, kills Rhode Island construction worker in trench

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 13, 2014

Equipment strikes, kills Rhode Island construction worker in trench

A worker installing natural gas lines in Warwick, Rhode Island was killed Wednesday when he was struck in some way by a piece of heavy equipment. According to a report from ...

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With demolition deaths on the rise, make sure your crew is safe with these 4 safety tips

Posted by Amy Materson on November 12, 2014

With demolition deaths on the rise, make sure your crew is safe with these 4 safety tips

Over the past couple of years, demolition accidents have been on the rise. The uptick started in the summer of 2013, when a building undergoing demolition in Philadelphia collapsed, killing ...

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Wall collapse kills 1 construction worker, injures 3 others in Idaho

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 12, 2014

Wall collapse kills 1 construction worker, injures 3 others in Idaho

One worker is dead and three others were injured in Sun Valley, Idaho, after the supporting wall of a townhouse the men were helping build suddenly collapsed on top of ...

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Excavator operator drowns after machine slides into Iowa lake

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 11, 2014

Excavator operator drowns after machine slides into Iowa lake

A worker operating an excavator on the bank of a lake in Iowa drowned last week after his machine slid into the water. According to a report from KWQC TV, the ...

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Construction worker killed after garbage truck rams into back of pickup, knocking it off of New Orleans bridge

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 10, 2014

Construction worker killed after garbage truck rams into back of pickup, knocking it off of New Orleans bridge

As a road construction crew worked last week along the Lake Pontchartrain Causeway in New Orleans, a garbage truck barreled through the work zone and rammed into the back of ...

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Construction worker killed after being backed over by dump truck in Maine

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 07, 2014

Construction worker killed after being backed over by dump truck in Maine

A construction worker in Maine was killed earlier this week when he was backed over by a dump truck. According to a report from WGME TV, Maine State Police identified the ...

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Tape measure falls 50 stories, kills worker on New Jersey construction site

Posted by Wayne Grayson on November 06, 2014

Tape measure falls 50 stories, kills worker on New Jersey construction site

A freak accident claimed the life of a construction worker in New Jersey earlier this week, illustrating the dangers of the jobsite and providing a stark reminder to all workers ...

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