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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.

Photo Courtesy of Terex/Genie

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.

Photo by Jeff Rubenstone / ENR

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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.
06/03/14 OSHA, Industry Launch Safety Push on Fall Protection

Safety "stand-downs" planned around the country to focus on leading cause of construction fatalities—falls from height.
05/14/14 Efforts for Weeklong Safety Drive Include Tour at 95 Express-Lanes Site

Safety Week sponsors made a public commitment to eliminating worker injury with a full page ad: “It’s work not war.”
05/07/14 Designing Out the Hazards and Handing Influential Workers a Role in Inspections

Strategies for safety by ENR Global Best Project winners include design for prevention and handing special workers important safety responsibilities.
04/23/14 Specialized Carriers To Update Exxon Crane Guide

A respected crane-management tome is soon to receive a much-needed update to make it compliant with current industry standards and safety codes.
04/02/14 Pair of Big-City Blazes Sparks Review of Safe Welding Habits

Wind-whipped fires destroyed multi-unit housing structures under construction in Houston and San Francisco.
04/02/14 U.S. Indicts PG&E on 12 Criminal Counts in Fatal 2010 California Blast

Utility intends to plead not guilty at April 9 arraignment in San Francisco, but it faces penalties of up to $6 million.
03/26/14 Seven Floors of 12-Story Boston Building Under Construction Collapse

Three construction workers are injured as floor fall under dead load.
03/25/14 How Long Should a Worker Have To File an Asbestos Lawsuit?

A recent case in Delaware involves an employee who says he didn’t receive or understand his early diagnosis.
03/19/14 NTSB Heads Up Investigation Into East Harlem Explosion

NTSB suspects gas leak caused fatal New York City explosion.
02/17/14 St. Louis Central Library

General contractor BSI Constructors Inc. was the first and only in its region to be admitted into OSHA’s voluntary protection program.
02/05/14 Pipeline Bursts Heat Up Safety Questions Over Keystone XL

TransCanada Corp. in late January experienced its third major pipeline rupture since October.
02/03/14 Ontario Charges Engineer as Negligent in Fatal Mall Collapse

Former firm president testified that roof was sound weeks before it fell, killing two store employees and injuring others.
01/24/14 Government Probes Begin Into Fatal South African Mall Collapse

Officials and builders are disputing whether the project had approved construction plans; the accident killed two workers.
01/15/14 Toxic Chemical Spill Fouls Drinking Water Supply in Charleston, W. Va.

Teams continue to investigate a chemical spill that shut down the drinking water supply for 300,000 people in and around Charleston, W.Va., from Jan. 9-13.
01/14/14 How to Stay Warm During Cold-Weather Projects

What most people consider inclement weather is not always what builders, laborers and project managers consider inclement weather.
01/08/14 Texas A&M Contractors Face Penalties After Two Accidents

?The U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration on Dec. 19 cited two Texas contractors with eight serious violations and proposed $46,800 in fines, following the June collapse of a structure in an $80-million equestrian center under construction at Texas A&M University that injured four workers.
12/10/13 Worker Dies at Texas A&M Kyle Field Redevelopment Project

A 25-year-old construction worker died December 3 at Texas A&M’s Kyle Field Redevelopment project.
12/04/13 Crane Sweep Ordered at Brazil World Cup Stadium

Work at a Brazilian soccer stadium that was the site of a fatal crane collapse has resumed, but a ban on crane operations continues as the incident continues to be investigated.
12/03/13 Philadelphia Building Collapse Leads to Murder Charges, Rule Changes

Excavator operator Sean Benschop was found to have marijuana and painkillers in his system while on the job that day.
11/27/13 Brazil Crane Collapse Scene Is 'Highly Unusual,' Expert Says

The crane was carrying a section of roof for the soccer stadium under construction in Săo Paulo, Brazil, when it collapsed the afternoon of Nov. 27, killing two workers.
11/15/13 Narcotic Painkillers Weigh Heavily on Workers' Compensation Costs

Prescription drugs drain workers’ compensation more than other, better-known costs to the system. Will reforms change the equation?
11/14/13 OSHA Proposes Heavy Fines for Contractors in Philadelphia Building Collapse

Agency proposes total of $397,000 in fines, 12 citations for contractor and subcontractor involved in June collapse that killed six.
11/14/13 Tightening Up the Rules For Hydrocodone, the Favorite Painkiller

Hydrocodone is the most-prescribed painkiller for injuries, but the industry and medical community may not be aware of the level of abuse.
11/08/13 Construction 2012 Workplace Injury Rate Down

In related move, OSHA proposes new injury-reporting requirements for companies.
10/30/13 Windy St. Jude's Day Storm Fells London Tower Cranes

A crane manufacturer is looking for clues to explain what caused two of its tower cranes to sustain major damage.
10/16/13 Tennessee Fines Contractors in Fatal Goodwill Store Wall Collapse

Probe of April 2013 accident where two workers died finds inadequate training and hazardous jobsite conditions.
10/16/13 Why Contractor Wellness Programs Are on the Rise

The rise of wellness programs among construction firms mirrors a national trend.
10/09/13 URS Cuts DOE Whistleblower Walter Tamosaitis, Citing Budget

Layoff of 44-year firm veteran comes as he appeals lawsuits against URS, Bechtel and the U.S. Energy Dept.
10/09/13 N.J. Proposes Regulating Opioid Prescriptions in Workers’ Compensation

The proposed bill is based on a similar law adopted in Washington State in 2010
10/02/13 OSHA Probe Finds Shared Responsibility in Fatal Arkansas Nuclear Lift

Following a probe into a fatal gantry-crane accident March 31 at the Arkansas Nuclear One station, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration is pointing finger at several firms involved in the lift.
09/24/13 Ontario Court Triples Contractor's Safety Penalty in 2009 Accident

An Ontario Court of Appeals earlier this month dramatically increased the penalty over the deaths of four workers.
09/04/13 Workers Get Outside Help

Non-profit organizations, filling unions’ traditional role, are taking aim at industry lapses in safety and compensation.
08/23/13 OSHA Proposes Tougher Limit for Silica-Dust Exposure

Long-awaited proposal would set tighter exposure limit for workers in construction, other industries.
08/23/13 Warning Signs Were Ignored in Fatal NYC Crawler-Crane Accident

Liberty Mutual settled the case for $1 million after evidence turned up that Michael Simermeyer's death was preventable.
08/22/13 Construction Deaths, Fatality Rate Climbed in 2012

Industry's workplace fatalities increased 5% last year, to 775, the first annual increase since 2006.
08/19/13 After Maiming, Rethinking Explosions as Entertainment

A new emphasis on ‘promotional responsibility’ may follow accident that injured spectator at Bakersfield, Calif., powerplant explosive demolition.
08/13/13 Construction Injuries Still Are Under-Reported: Study

Many workers don't report injuries to avoid losing incentives and out of fear of not being hired again, study finds.
08/07/13 CII Research Shows Potential For Safety, Productivity Gains

?At the Construction Industry Institute's conference in Orlando, Fla., from July 29 to Aug. 1, researchers studying workers' inability to recognize jobsite hazards unveiled findings that showed formal methods of better defining and communicating dangers can greatly improve what the group calls a "foundational skill."
08/06/13 Contractor Safety Programs Yield Financial Benefits

New research shows that larger contractors are benefiting the most from comprehensive safety programs.
07/29/13 Lawsuit Claims Crane Operator Failed To Perform Load Test

Utility claims that contractor Bigge Crane failed to test a gantry prior to a fatal collapse in March at an Arkansas nuclear powerplant.
07/12/13 Worker Injured When Steel Section Collapses at Temple University

A failed beam connector may have caused part of the steel structure to collapse at a building under construction at Temple University in Philadelphia.
06/19/13 Following Collapse, Philadelphia Tightening Demo Standards

Philadelphia officials are grappling with possible new procedures for demolition and inspections following a June 5 building collapse that killed six people and injured 13 in Center City, all while grieving the loss of one of their own inspectors.
06/13/13 Inspector in Deadly Philadelphia Collapse Kills Self

City inspector of building commits suicide on June 12, while excavator operator faces six counts of involuntary manslaughter; accident prompts changes in demolition job rules.
06/07/13 Family in Fatal Alabama Airport Sign Collapse Sues Construction Team

Suit claims design changes and construction omissions compromised structure's stability in accident that killed a young boy; firms decline comment on specific contentions
05/21/13 NTSB Faults Cargo-Ship Pilot, Owner, Coast Guard and Kentucky for 2012 Collision

Most of the navigation lights on the bridge, including those marking the main navigation span, were not working and had not been for a year or more before the Jan. 2012 accident.
05/07/13 Engineer Cited in Fatal Ontario Mall Rooftop-Garage Collapse Has May 15 Court Date

Attorney for former head of now defunct engineer expresses "shock" at the charges and says client will plead not guilty.
04/23/13 Two Killed, One Injured in Tenn. Goodwill Under Construction

State safety officials have cited the general contractor five times since 2005.
04/03/13 Details Emerge Slowly on Fatal Airport Sign Collapse

Aviation experts disagree with Birmingham, Ala., officials that city building codes do not cover free-standing airport flight-board monitors; probe now includes outside forensic engineers.
04/02/13 Holding Off Chronic Health Woes

Worklife looks different from the cab or an excavator than it does when you are hanging drywall
03/28/13 Senior Moments: Are Older Workers at Greater Risk of Injury?

Will the aging workforce power the recovery or ruin their health and cost employers big money? See ENR's special report and interactive graphic that looks at fatalities on U.S. jobsites based on age groups.
03/28/13 Data on Older Workers, Crafts, Injuries and Fatalities

What crafts have the most older workers, how long does it take them to return from injuries and what age group has the most fatalities.
03/27/13 Safety Infographic

02/26/13 Contractor Cited in Heat Stroke Suffered on 82-Degree Day

A fine of $8,820 is proposed against a contractor which says it will contest the citation.
02/06/13 NYC Crane Collapse Garners Fines for Operator, Contractor

It isn’t clear if the total fines of over $120,000 will be contested by contractor or crane operator.
01/29/13 New Safety Methods Boost Jobsite Results

Savvy contractors have significantly cut jobsite injuries in the past few decades by transforming safety practices into a science.
01/23/13 London Investigators Examining High-rise Crane-Copter Crash

Six days after the accident, the building contractor started removing the damaged crane and ordered a replacement to complete the Tower, One St. George Wharf project later this year.
01/16/13 Helicopter Strikes Tower Crane at London High-Rise Project

The apartment tower appears to be undamaged, but the luffing jib was left dangling above the bank of the River Thames.
01/11/13 Fines Imposed for Safety Violations in 2012 Treatment-Plant Fatality

Roberson Construction & Land Development of Enka, N.C., was cited with three “serious” violations after Michael Eugene Wells was killed Feb. 23, 2012, when an earthen wall collapsed.
12/11/12 Global Risk: Better Safe Than Sorry

Construction is the most dangerous industry in India, recording the world's highest accident rate among workers.
12/04/12 OSHA Cites Contractor Over Deadly Texas Crane Accident

While federal labor officials proposed penalties for the collapse during disassembly of a tower crane, they failed to cite a triggering cause.
11/26/12 Second Crane Strike at Miami Collapse Refuted

The crane operator erecting a parking garage at Miami Dade College in Doral, Fla., “whacked” a previously cracked building column with a precast concrete section just prior to the structure’s collapse Oct. 10, according to an anonymous source with detailed knowledge of the incident
10/23/12 OSHA Studies Frac Sand, Puts Brakes on Silica Rules

New research points to high levels of dust exposure during fracking, which could lead to lung cancer.
10/22/12 Fluor Boosts Safety Audits

Fluor is expanding a program aimed at preventing accidents before they happen.
10/09/12 OSHA, Contractor Dispute Wire Rope Inspections Prior to Mishap

Contradicting federal safety officials, Yonkers Contracting Co. claims it properly inspected wire rope involved in fatal crane boom collapse in New York City.
10/03/12 Pipeline Specialists Profit From Safety, Not Shale Boom

Midwest firm builds business on stricter federal standards for pipeline safety.
09/25/12 Crane Safety Standards Lag in Asia

Gaining improved maintenance, inspection and operation often requires companies to upskill their workers.
09/20/12 Construction Deaths, Fatality Rate Down in 2011

Fatalities decline to 721 last year, from 774 in 2010. Industry's fatality rate also dips, to 8.9 per 100,000 workers, from 9.8.
08/24/12 Investigators Eye Drill Holes, Decking After Dangerous Blast

Preliminary investigation results point to several possible reasons why the rock blast shot debris up into the streets at a huge New York City subway tunnel excavation.
08/22/12 Table-Saw Safety Bill Advances in California

Safety standards for table saws may soon get more stringent in the state of California.
07/30/12 London Olympics Construction Is Safest in Recent Times

Records show two fatalities during the 1996 Barcelona Olympics construction, one during the 2000 Sydney Olympics construction, 14 during the 2004 Olympics construction in Greece and 10 for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
07/30/12 Details Emerge on First Industry Standard for Lift Planning

Because many lifts are doomed before they even begin, the first industry standard for lift planning is in development.
07/23/12 Were Dallas Crane Bolts Loosened Too Early?

De-torquing mast bolts has become a common practice in recent years, used by some crews as a shortcut to speed the disassembly process.
07/12/12 BP to Pay $13M to Settle OSHA Citations for 2005 Refinery Blast

Settlement follows a 2010 agreement under which BP paid $50.6 million to resolve other OSHA citations.
06/26/12 Hot Weather Leads to Construction Worker Death in Arizona

Worker death at Costco jobsite is a stark reminder to watch for signs of heat-related illness.
06/25/12 Tunnel Ring Accident at Nevada Water Intake Project Kills One Worker and Injures Another

Work halts on Lake Mead water project pending safety probe of fatal blowout in which worker was hit by highly-pressurized grout.
04/30/12 Closing Trial Arguments Paint Conflicting Pictures of Crane Owner

A criminal court judge will soon decide James Lomma's liability in a New York City crane collapse that killed two workers in 2008.
04/26/12 Judge Acquits NYC Crane Owner

A state court judge offers no explanation of his decision to acquit James F. Lomma of manslaughter and other charges related to the 2008 tower crane accident that killed two workers.
04/23/12 AGC: 68% of Highway Firms Experience Jobsite Vehicle Crashes

In new AGC survey, highway contractors said workers are slightly more likely to be killed in vehicular crashes at their work zones than motorists are. But US DOT figures differ.
04/23/12 OSHA Points to Process Errors in Cincinnati Casino Collapse

Six contractors building Cincinnati's $400-million Horseshoe Casino did not take steps to ensure the building was stable before pouring a concrete floor atop the steel-framed structure, according to U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration citations issued earlier this month.
04/16/12 Latest New York City Crane Fatality Puts Two Public Agencies at Odds

Investigators looking into a deadly crane collapse on a New York City construction site say a failure of the crane’s hoist system is the likely cause of the accident, which left one dead and three others injured.
04/10/12 Contractors Sued Over Atlantic City Lightning Fatality

Is an approaching thunderstorm with lightning reason to evacuate a work crew on a roof near where a tower crane is standing?
04/04/12 Crane in Latest Deadly NYC Accident Had Passed Inspection

Details remain scarce on the cause of what one project member termed a 'freak accident' that left one worker dead and three injured.
03/27/12 Designing Fall-Arrest Harnesses, an Entrepreneur Aims for Safer Dangling Time

Max Wilhammer says he has seen the sad results of suspension trauma after a fall when a worker isn't rescued in time, and he says he can offer harnesses that will make a difference.
03/26/12 Steel Erector Dies in Crane Accident

Worker in N.H. topples from aerial lift struck by crane hook.
02/27/12 Demo Crew Member Killed at Gatlinburg, Tenn., Plant Where Two Workers Died Last Year

NEO Corp. of Canton, N.C., has been working since January to demolish the equalization basin, where a wall collapsed last April 5, killing two plant workers.
02/13/12 Building Sequence Probed at Cincinnati Casino Collapse

City engineers say they are interested in how the construction manager sequenced steel erection and concrete deck pours.
01/23/12 Investigators Study Why Equipment Failed to Save a Maine Lineman

Construction workers who plummet to their deaths while wearing their fall protection equipment always present a puzzle, and in this case investigators ask why a 44-year-old Maine lineman fell Jan. 17 at a project in Saco, Maine.
11/07/11 Collapsed Wall at Tenn. Treatment Plant Was Defective, OSHA Says

Deficient construction caused an April 2011 wall collapse at a Gatlinburg, Tenn., wastewater treatment plant, according to a state safety report.
11/04/11 Fluor CEO Confirms Employee Deaths in Afghanistan Car Bombing

Seven employees die, including four from the U.S., two from Britain and one from Kosovo
10/17/11 Tennessee Contractor Fined for Bridge Death

The company is also contesting a $16,750 fine for safety violations related to another death on the project earlier this year.
10/06/11 Tennessee Contractor Fined $7,150 for Bridge Fatality

The company is contesting a $16,750 fine for safety violations related to another death on the project earlier this year.
09/26/11 Wind Energy Industry Setting Safety Standards as It Grows

Building a wind farm requires work in confined spaces at dangerous heights in windy, remote regions that can stretch 50 to 60 miles and often experience severe weather.
09/14/11 Woman Who Ran Asbestos Inspection School Scam Sentenced to Federal Prison Term

Officials believe the public health risks to the hundreds of remediated New England schools, hospitals, churches and homes are minimal. Workers are another matter, however.
09/08/11 Crane Collapse at National Cathedral

Operator suffered slight injuries and was treated on the scene.
08/30/11 Construction Fatalities Decline 10% in 2010

The fatality rate decreased last year, but construction still has more jobsite deaths than any other industry.
08/08/11 Equipment-Failure Fatalities Spur Fines in Ohio, Colorado
OSHA is looking into a July 26 scaffold collapse that killed one cement mason and injured two others at a site near Denver.
07/25/11 MassDOT Chief Jeffrey Mullan Leaving in Wake of Big Dig Safety Problems

Was Jeffrey Mullan ousted over ongoing safety problems in Boston’s troubled Big Dig project?
07/08/11 Roof Collapse at Dutch Soccer Stadium Leaves One Worker Dead, 15 Injured

The accident occurred during a project to add an additional tier of seats and roof to one section of the stadium.
07/06/11 Judge Acquits Last Construction Supervisor In NYC Bank Fire Trial

After verdict, firefighters' union chief calls more additional investigation and for possible prosecution of building owner.
06/29/11 Jurors Issue Second Acquittal in Deutsche Bank Fire Trial

With one defendant still awaiting a verdict by a judge, the district attorney says he hopes the prosecutions brought attention to the importance of safety in construction.
06/27/11 Site Managers Await Fates In N.Y. Manslaughter Case

The case of two construction managers charged with manslaughter in the deaths of two New York City firefighters trying to extinguish a blaze in the former Deutsche Bank building at Ground Zero heads to judgment after 10 weeks of testimony.
06/27/11 When Prosecutors Press Criminal Charges Over Jobsite Accidents

When the possible civil penalties don't seem to fit, prosecutors push the limits by seeking indictments for manslaughter.
06/16/11 Question of Blame Takes Focus as Deutsche Bank Fire Trial Wraps

Jury and judge are set to decide the fate of three construction managers facing manslaughter and other charges for a fatal Manhattan high-rise fire in 2007.
06/08/11 As Fire Trial Prosecution Rests, Execs’ Defense Raises Issues

As prosecution of three construction managers in fatal building fire completes, defense attorneys raise new issues.
06/01/11 Asbestos Job Nets Firm $1M Fine

A Chicago-area display manufacturer that had five of its own untrained and unprotected employees remove asbestos from pipes and boilers inside its factory has been fined $1.2 million for 27 willful and serious safety violations. On May 25, the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Administration said the fine is one of the largest against any employer so far this year.
06/01/11 Progressive Bolt Failure Likely In Boston Water-Main Break
Progressive bolt failure likely caused Boston’s massive water-main break in 2010 involving a 10-ft-dia, 1,400-lb steel pipe and insulated coupling in a reservoir supply tunnel, says a May 25 report by an independent panel appointed by the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority. The incident led to a 53-hour “boil water” edict that affected two million people. The report points to progressive failure based on bolt stresses that were significantly beyond code standards and to limited evidence retrieved from the site. MWRA suggests that pre-existing cracks in some bolt thread roots occurred during coupling installation or after initial pipe pressurization. Additional cracks in the wet environment would have transferred more load to remaining bolts, the panel notes. Testing of recovered bolts indicated poor fabrication, the report adds. Steve Remsberg, MWRA’s general counsel, declined to comment, noting litigation resulting from the event.
06/01/11 Tennessee Bridge Contractor’s Work Stopped After Fatality

The Tennessee Dept. of Transportation has suspended work on nine bridge projects statewide pending a safety review after a second worker fatality within four months on a Knoxville bridge job.
05/16/11 Enforcing the New Crane Safety Rule

Six months after the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration began enforcing its crane and derrick standard, which mandates higher levels of safety precautions for hoisting operations on construction sites, employers and regulators say implementation of the landmark workplace-safety rule has been no easy task.
05/11/11 Mechanical Contractor Disputes $55,000 Fine in Fatal Plant Blast
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said on May 5 that it has proposed a $55,000 fine against Mollenberg-Betz Inc., a Buffalo, N.Y., mechanical contractor, for eight serious violations of workplace safety standards following a fatal explosion last November at a Tonawanda, N.Y., chemical plant. The blast killed Richard Folaron, a welder who worked for Mollenberg-Betz. OSHA also proposed a $61,000 fine against DuPont Corp., the plant's owner, for nine serious violations. It says Folaron was welding atop a 10,000-gallon slurry tank when sparks ignited vapors, causing the blast that killed him and injured another employee. OSHA cited Mollenberg-Betz for not verifying that the tank was empty before welding began and for not having specific hazardous energy control procedures. Dupont was cited for failing to notify its contractor of explosion hazards and safety procedures, among other things. The contractor could not be reached. However, in a published report, its attorney said the firm disputes OSHA's findings and that the event was the first serious workplace accident in the company's 100-year history.
05/09/11 More Construction Witnesses Testify on Deutsche Bank Fire Site Conditions

Issue of inoperable standpipe is central, as firefighter also recounts harrowing situation in fighting Deutsche Bank blaze.
05/04/11 NYC Fire Trial Judge Orders Lawyers To Speed Up Case
05/04/11 Massachusetts Cites Railings As Factor in Recent Fatalities
05/02/11 Firefighter Testimony in Manhattan Building Fire Trial Raises Questions
04/27/11 Former Construction Foreman Notes Standpipe Removal in NYC Building Fire Trial Testimony
04/14/11 Subcontractor Employee Crushed on Pump Station Project
04/13/11 Engineers Probe Why Wall Fell, Killing Two Plant Operators
04/13/11 University Fined Over Fatal Scissor-Lift Accident
04/06/11 Blasts Traded as Trial Opens In Ground-Zero Fatal Fire Case
04/06/11 Sewer Inspector Swept Away After Unhooking Safety Harness
02/23/11 Three Deaths Raise Issues
02/18/11 A Bad Day for Ironworkers In Chicago and New York
02/16/11 Work on Collapsed Texas Parking Garage Won’t Resume Until Root Cause Determined
02/09/11 Composite Firms Vow To Fight ‘Carcinogen’ Tag of Styrene
02/08/11 Contractor: Panel Rejects Claims of Collapse Liability
12/22/10 NTSB’s San Bruno Blast Study Focuses on Pipe Weld Seams
12/01/10 Report Points to Connections In Fatal Garage-Panel Event
11/24/10 In China, Tower Crane Kills Six
11/17/10 Tower Knockdown Scheme Does Not Go as Planned
10/26/10 Construction Got Safer in 2009, But Are All Injuries Reported?
10/20/10 Safety Board Details Pipeline Blast Sequence
10/20/10 Task Force Formed To Advise On Faulty Oregon Building
10/13/10 Chilean Miner Rescue Effort Aided by Yankee Ingenuity
10/06/10 BP Toughens Safety Culture
09/15/10 PG&E Faces Blast Aftermath
09/08/10 Family Mourns as Oklahoma Fatality Remains a Mystery
09/01/10 OSHA: We Won’t Delay Crane-Safety Rules
08/30/10 Builders Want To Push Back Crane-Safety Rules
08/25/10 Fatalities Down, But Rate Stays Flat
08/25/10 Oklahoma Worker Crushed by Scraper
08/25/10 No Liability in URS $52-Million Payoff in I-35 Collapse Suits
08/18/10 BP Is Target of New Scrutiny for Refinery Safety
08/11/10 The Prize Predicament
08/11/10 Gutsy Builder Took A 'Quantum Leap'
08/11/10 CII Highlights Safety Studies, Broadens Outreach Efforts
08/11/10 Fighting Fines for Fatal Blast, Contractor Cites Safety Record
08/11/10 Rapetti Wants His Licenses Back
08/05/10 Contractor Contests OSHA Fine In Fatal Powerplant Explosion
07/28/10 OSHA Issues Long-Awaited Crane Safety Rule
07/14/10 A Lot of Head-Scratching Surrounds Video of Girder's Fall
07/14/10 Engineer Rejects N.Y. State’s ‘Sling Theory’ in Rigger Trial
07/14/10 'A Shot Heard Around the World'
07/14/10 CPSC Orders Repairs On Risky Light Poles Across U.S.
07/14/10 Study Says Surveys May Have Shown CityCenter Troubles
07/14/10 Clampdown on Gas Venting Urged Following Fatal Blasts
07/07/10 Federal Recall Issued for Stadium Light Poles
06/30/10 Manslaughter Trial For New York Rigger
06/30/10 Seattle School, Contractor Get Chemistry Lesson
06/23/10 A Rigger Goes on Trial For 2008 New York Crane Collapse
06/23/10 U.S. Highway, Safety Officials Note Trends at Industry Forum
06/16/10 Non-Profit Study on USGBC’s LEED Ranking System: Weak on Human Health
06/09/10 National Inspector Exam To Come in '11
06/09/10 Nevada Toughens Safety Laws In Response to Work Fatalities
05/26/10 OSHA Backs NCCER’s Certification Program
05/26/10 Connecticut Blast Prompts New Concern
05/20/10 OSHA Recognizes NCCER Program To Certify Crane Operators
04/28/10 Worker Killed as Crane Boom Collapses
04/07/10 Ruling Upholds Willful Violation Against Sub in Building Collapse
03/10/10 Crane-Failure Case Heading To Court
03/10/10 Lead-Paint Rules Stiffen Next Month
02/24/10 Blast-Injured Workers File Suit Against Powerplant Companies
02/24/10 Lawsuit Alleges Safety Protocols Ignored in Kleen Energy Blast
02/10/10 With Cause of Blast Still Mysterious, Attention Turns to Welders' Torches
02/10/10 Gas Purging Eyed In Fatal Plant Blast
01/13/10 New York City Work Fatalities Drop Greatly in 2009
12/30/09 Scaffold Fall Kills Four Workers On Toronto Apartment Project
12/23/09 Crane Inspections Lag in Washington State
12/16/09 Filter System Eyed In Hotel Fatality
12/16/09 Method Coming for Validating A Fire-Model Application
11/23/09 Study Links Chinese Drywall To Metal Corrosion in Homes
11/18/09 Safety-Incentives Programs Questioned
11/18/09 Lift Accident Leaves Few Clues Behind
11/11/09 Kansas City Lift Failure's Cause Eludes Investigators So Far
11/11/09 K.C. Lift Tips, Killing Worker
11/09/09 Five Workers Die in Bridge Collapse As Falsework Fails in Pyrenees
11/04/09 Chinese-Drywall Probe Finds No Link Yet to Health Problems
11/04/09 OSHA Slaps BP With Record Fine For Not Fixing Blast Hazards
10/30/09 Construction Workplace Injuries Down in 2008
10/21/09 Philly Lift Victim Was Experienced, Says Employer
10/14/09 High Lift Machine Topples, Killing Operator in 125-ft Fall
09/30/09 Feds Back Whistleblower in Suit Over TVA Plant Safety Firing
09/02/09Bad Design Cited in Collapse Of Project With Many Issues
09/02/09 New York Concrete Firm Faces $72,000 Penalty in Worker Fall
08/26/09 Construction Deaths Decline Sharply
08/26/09 Fatal Accident Stops Project
08/20/09 Workplace Deaths, Fatality Rate Both Decrease in 2008, BLS Says
08/12/09 Proposal For Portable Safety Records Is Generating Dialogue and Controversy
07/29/09 Fate of Delhi Metro Contractor Hangs in the Balance
07/29/09 Oroville Dam Bulkhead Fails
07/15/09 Fatal Pier Failure Mars India Metro
07/15/09 Officials Are Investigating Partial Collapse of Atlanta Parking Deck
07/01/09 Second Safety Mishap Hits Big Vegas Airport Terminal
07/01/09 Officials Are Investigating Partial Collapse of Atlanta Parking Deck
07/01/09 Shanghai Building Tips Over While Under Construction
06/30/09 Three Workers Killed by Noxious Fumes At Waste Transfer Plant in New York City
06/26/09 Las Vegas Airport Suffers Second Worker Accident in Four Months
06/24/09 Firms to Fight OSHA Citations For Fatal Atlanta Bridge Collapse
06/24/09 OSHA Fines Three Firms in Fatal Collapse of Atlanta Skywalk
06/18/09 Investigators Seek the Cause Of Louisiana Bridge Deaths
06/17/09 Conflicts Persist in Spite of Settlement With OSHA
06/17/09 Probes Start at Texas Jobsite In Fatal Scaffold Collapse
06/17/09 'CraneFax' List Gets Sponsor, But Public May Not Peek
06/16/09 Deadly Austin Scaffold Mishap Puts Spotlight on Safety Problem
06/10/09 Quick Response Prevented Blue-Cross Crane Collapse
06/10/09 Nevada To Require Mandatory Safety Training for Workers
05/06/09 Las Vegas CityCenter: Inside a Safety Turnaround
05/06/09 Report: How Perini Undermined the Safety Message
05/05/09 Cowboys, Manufacturer Clam Up After Practice Structure Collapses
04/21/09 Family Settles 2006 Crane Collapse Lawsuit Against Contractor, Engineer
04/10/09 House Aide Jordan Barab Named Acting Head of OSHA
04/08/09 Wrongful Death Lawsuits Filed In New York City Crane Collapse
04/06/09 Trench Accident that Killed Four Draws Safety Fine of $201,000
03/25/09 New York City Blasts Federal Standards for Cranes, Derricks
03/18/09 Chinese TV Execs Feeling Heat From Beijing High-Rise Blaze
03/18/09 Rigger Used Half the Hardware Than Crane's Maker Required
03/11/09 New Ideas Surfacing on Fire That Devastated Beijing Tower
02/11/09 Beijing Official Says Frame Of Hotel Is Intact After Blaze
02/11/09 New York City Building Chief Wants a 'CARFAX' for Cranes
02/04/09 ‘Miracle’ Plane Rigged for Move to New Jersey Site for Analysis
01/30/09 First Garage-Collapse Suit Blasts Six Subcontractors
01/28/09 A Material Odor Mystery Over Foul-Smelling Drywall
01/28/09 Suit Over Florida Parking-Garage Collapse Ensnares Six Firms
01/21/09 Safety Regulators Cite Crane Supplier in Deadly Houston Crash
01/07/09 Fatal New York Mishaps Bring New Indictments
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