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Safety & Health - Featured Headline
Source: NYC Crane Accident in May Caused by Cut Sling
06/24/15
Madison Avenue accident in Midtown Manhattan highlights the vulnerabilities of sling protection procedure.

Photo by AP Wide World


Court Judgment, Tests Fail To Quell Guardrail Controversy
06/15/15
A federal court agrees with a whistleblower's contention that a guardrail manufacturer committed fraud by changing a guardrail system's design, effectively transforming a safety device into a deadly projectile during crashes.

Courtesy Trinity Industries

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06/18/15 Balcony Collapse Kills Six, Cause Under Investigation

In Novel agreement, Transmission Developer Offers Lake Champlain Cleanup Funds
06/17/15 Source: Cut Sling Caused Dropped Load Accident in Manhattan in May

Air conditioning unit's sharp edge may have sliced through softener during la Sunday morning lift in Midtown Manhattan.
06/17/15 Hoist Collapse Kills Worker, Injures Another, at Massachusetts Jobsite

The accident occurred as a cab suddenly pulled away from a hoist assembly at a Suffolk Construction construction site in Somerville.
06/10/15 High in the Sky, Tower Rescues Require Skill

Union electrical workers and contractors set up a second training facility in response to the increase in communication tower construction and maintenance accidents.
06/10/15 Rollover Kills Crane Operator Heading to Wind Farm Site

Rough terrain and a growing number of wind farms pose new hazards to construction site staff.
05/27/15 Florida I-295 Fatality Raises Questions About Training

The trucker spoke Spanish, the jobsite crew, English. OSHA wonders if his death was the result of miscommunication and inadequate training.
05/07/15 Common Sense Injury Management Can Help Lower Recordables

Industry experts offer practical ways for contractors to improve safety programs and lower recordable incident rates.
05/06/15 Lone Star State DOT Uses Whimsy for a Serious Purpose, to Push Worksite Safety

Oversized ‘barrel monsters’ are designed to slow drivers in highway work zones.
05/06/15 Industry Pushes Weeklong Mission to Deepen the Safety Culture

Safety Week, the grass roots drive of industry executives to focus the nation’s attention on construction safety, has grown this year with 44 sponsoring companies, 23 sponsoring associations and endorsement by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
05/05/15 Fatal Crash in 2013 Results in Vehicular Homicide Charges for Nashville Ready Mix and Its President

The case is one of few in the country where a corporation has been indicted for vehicular homicide.
05/04/15 Contractors, Unions Say OSHA Confined-Space Rule Will Save Lives

OSHA went back to drawing board after proposal was widely panned in 2007.
04/21/15 Oregon State U. Virtual Jobsite Safety Lab Gets $1-Million Industry Boost

Contractor and materials firm funding will allow multiple users to conduct sample work operations without actually putting workers at risk.
02/25/15 Ironworker Crushed by Steel at Brooklyn's Barclays Center

The DOB has issued a full stop-work order at the site as well as an environmental control board violation for failure to safeguard a worksite.
01/07/15 Beijing Presses Chinese Contractors to Boost Safety

Recent accidents included a tunnel collapse, foundation cave-in, roof collapse and two cases of scaffolding breaking down.
12/23/14 Floating Batch Plant at New York's Tappan Zee Bridge Partially Collapses

Concrete placement on the $3.9-billion replacement span is halted pending a probe of the partial failure of a barge-mounted batch plant (seen in September photo) on Dec. 16.
12/10/14 Gatlinburg, Tenn., Veolia Dropped From 2011 Treatment Plant Fatality Lawsuit

Families of twoworkers killed in wastewater treatment plant wall collapse seek $17 million in damages foreach victim.
10/21/14 Global Industry Firms Craft Responses to Ebola Crisis in Africa

Fluor gets U.S. Army support contract in affected region, while Chinese and other companies cope with impacts; U.S. wastewater sector to get Ebola handling guidance from CDC.
09/12/14 Lack of Site Supervision Cited in South Africa Building Collapse That Killed Seven

An official probe of the accident in an upscale Johannesburg suburb wont be complete until November.
09/12/14 Most in Industry Face Heightened OSHA Injury Reporting Rules in January

Construction's fatal injuries dip in 2013 but its total is highest among U.S. industries.
08/11/14 PG&E Faces New Criminal Charges for San Bruno Pipeline Fire

New criminal charges filed against a California utility over the 2010 San Bruno pipeline fire could add $1.5 billion in fines.
07/01/14 OSHA Fines GLF Construction $42K for Fla. Bridge Fatality

GLF Construction Corp. agreed to pay $42,000 in penalties to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration as the result of an accident that killed an 18-year-old who had just started working on a Taylor County, Fla., bridge project earlier this year.
06/24/14 Cause of Fatal Crane Accident Under Investigation in Florida

Construction worker crushed to death as lattice-boom truck crane topples.
06/18/14 Mexico Probes Crane Accident at Fluor-ICA Fabrication Yard That Killed Seven Workers

Accident injures one as crane-held man-basket falls at oil platform building site
06/13/14 Inquiry Launched Into Building Collapse in Nigeria

South Africa also issues amended construction safety regulations that require builders to have certified safety agents and managers.
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