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Safety & Health - Featured Headline
Beijing Presses Chinese Contractors to Boost Safety
01/07/15
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
12/23/14
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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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.
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.
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