While paramedics were able to rescue one construction worker trapped under dirt from a trench collapse, his co-worker and friend, 24-year-old Isidro Martinez, was not as fortunate. Martinez, a husband and father, lost his life in the unprotected trench.
The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the Center for Construction Research and Training (CPWR), have created a series of infographics that drive home the danger of noise-induced hearing loss in the construction industry.
OSHA cites Design Plastering Inc., Design Plastering West LLC for multiple violations
November 20, 2015
A fall from a third-story balcony killed 44-year-old Jorge Carrion Torres as he worked on the exterior of an apartment complex on May 14, 2015. Torres, who had been on the job for one month, was applying stucco underlayment to the balcony walls when the incident occurred.
Although the compliance deadline for OSHA’s confined spaces in construction rule has been pushed back a second time – to January 8, 2016 – the new year and the new requirements will be upon us in no time.
A system for improving the safety and efficiency of construction equipment is the aim of a three-year, $650,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to a team of researchers from Penn State and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
OSHA's Omaha Area Office cited a drilling contractor based in Riverside, Missouri for three for three serious safety violations, after a 42-year-old worker was fatally injured on a job site in Lincoln, Nebraska on June 24, 2015.
Carlos Moncayo, a 22-year-old laborer from Queens, was trying to make a living as he worked on the construction of a Restoration Hardware store at 19 Ninth Ave. in Manhattan on April 6, 2015. Instead, his life ended that day when the 14-foot-deep trench in which he was working collapsed and buried him beneath tons of soil and debris.