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Contractor Cited 3 Times in 4 Years for Trench Violations, Faces $120K Penalty
OSHA reports that the excavation company's employees were exposed to cave-in hazards, despite two previous citations.
November 30, 2022
Contractors Still Fail to Call 811 to Prevent Utility Strikes, Report Shows
The nonprofit Common Ground Alliance sees no improvements since 2019 when it comes to damaging underground utilities.
November 7, 2022
Contractor Faces $1.2M Fine After Operator Dies in Building Collapse
OSHA reports a compact excavator being operated exceeded the partially demolished floor's load, causing an 80-foot fall.
September 30, 2022
OSHA Severe Violator Enforcement Expanded to Cases with No Death or Injuries
Employers will be placed in the Severe Violator Enforcement Program if OSHA finds at least two willful or repeat violations.
September 29, 2022
Undocumented Worker on Loader Hits, Kills Fla. Deputy, Sheriff Says
The deputy was securing a work zone on I-275 when he was struck by the loader. The operator ran and was later found during a K-9 search.
September 27, 2022
Vaccine Mandates: Some Federal Contractors Ruled Exempt, Some Not
A new court ruling would exclude some contractors on federal construction projects, but not all.
September 1, 2022
Carlos’ Law Sets Minimum $500K Penalty for Construction Deaths
Contractors criminally convicted in a worker injury or death in New York State would face a minimum fine of $500,000 for a felony and $300,000 for a misdemeanor.
September 1, 2022
OSHA Proposes Public Reporting of Safety Data – and Contractors Have Serious Concerns
The new proposed rule may lead to attacks on certain employers with graphic or excessive details on their OSHA 300 or 301 forms by competitors, plaintiffs’ lawyers, community activists and union organizers.
May 23, 2022
The Definition of “Waters” Hurting Infrastructure Projects, Critics Say
Roadside ditches could be regulated, delaying transportation projects and increasing costs, say construction industry groups.
May 18, 2022
Cited Twice in 1 Week for Trenches, Contractor Faces $220,000 in Penalties
Inspectors found workers in a trench with no cave-in protection. Six days later they found five more unprotected trenches at the contractor's other site.
May 17, 2022
2 Ga. Contractors Cited After Fatal Bridge Collapse During Demolition
An overstressed section collapsed and fell into the river 50 feet below, killing one and injuring two workers, OSHA says.
May 9, 2022
2 Workers Escaped Trench Collapse But Ordered Back In: 1 Died, 1 Injured
The trench collapsed. Workers escaped. They were ordered back in. It collapsed again, killing one and injuring the other.
May 3, 2022
Biden’s Infrastructure Rules Frustrate Contractors Groups
These three requirements governing unions, U.S.-made materials and the environment will delay projects and increase costs, the groups say.
April 28, 2022
Fla. Expressway Contractor Cited after Worker Killed in Crane Incident
He died on a toll-road construction project after being struck in the chest by a concrete pile. OSHA issues penalties on the contractor.
April 25, 2022
Crackdown, New Rules on Heat Hazards Coming from OSHA
Construction has 13 times the risk of heat-related deaths, as well as the highest number of workers hospitalized for heat-related issues.
April 25, 2022
Contractor Racks Up Over $1M in Penalties Since Fatal Trench Collapse
Since its employee died in a trench in 2016, this company has been cited three times by OSHA for not protecting its workers from cave-ins.
April 8, 2022
New OSHA Bulletin for Job-Made Boxes and Platforms
Putting a makeshift platform or box on a telehandler or forklift to lift workers, materials or equipment is a risky move. Are you following these best practices for working at height?
April 7, 2022
Georgia Contractor Wins Equipment World’s 2022 Safety Award
The McGraley Company formed in 2009 in Georgia. Today, it is a $13 million to $15 million company serving large corporations with stringent safety rules.
April 1, 2022
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Caterpillar Reveals its First Battery-Powered Mining Truck (Video)
The prototype 793 rigid-frame dump truck performed its first live demonstration on a 4.3-mile course while it was fully loaded.
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