This week in workplace safety
A construction worker was killed Tuesday morning in Clearwater, Florida when he was struck by a backhoe. According to Clearwater police, the incident occurred as crews were clearing land for a town home development. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
In New Oxford, Pennsylvania, 44-year-old Eva DeVincentis was killed Wednesday afternoon in a forklift accident at her workplace, Winter Gardens Quality Foods. DeVincentis reportedly died from blunt force injuries to her torso.
Both OSHA and the Eastern Adams Regional Police Department are investigating the accident.
A construction worker in Boynton Beach, California managed to jump out of the way when a wall fell at a worksite fell on Thursday – but he did sustain a leg injury. The incident involved a wall that was being installed on a building within the Town Square project, according to news sources. The worker was transported to Delray Medical Center for treatment.
In Smyrna, Tennessee, a worker was injured when a semi-truck hit his vehicle early Friday morning.
A spokesman for the Smyrna Police Department said vehicle that was struck was bucket truck, but it was unclear whether the injured man was inside the bucket at the time of the incident.
He was taken to an area hospital with undisclosed injuries.