One in four fall-related deaths involve a height of 10’ or less
September 24, 2012
Although falls continue to be a concern, those just-released Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) figures on 2011 U.S. fatal occupational injuries show that fatal work injuries in the construction industry declined to 721 in 2011 from 774 in 2010 -- a decrease of 7 percent.
Rib failure fatalities exceed roof fall deaths for 2nd consecutive year
July 3, 2012
The U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) will again focus its annual mine roof control program on efforts to improve mine rib control during the 2012 Preventive Roof Rib Outreach Program, known as PROP. For the second consecutive year, in 2011, fatal rib roll accidents in underground coal mines outnumbered more typical fatal roof fall accidents.
According to recently finalized revisions to the 2010 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) counts, fatal work injuries in the U.S. in 2010 totaled 4,690 -- up from the preliminary count of 4,547 reported in August 2011.
A coal mine employee killed while removing a fuel tank/counter weight from a Caterpillar end loader died because proper work procedures were not followed, according to an investigation just concluded by the Mine Safety and Health Admininstration (MSHA).