OSHA last week launched a regional Focus Four Campaign in the Mid-Atlantic States to address the four leading causes of fatal injuries in construction.
Throughout the month of March, the campaign will use toolbox talks and outreach events to focus on electrical hazards.
A bizarre early morning accident in San Diego last week left two construction workers with serious injuries and a motorist on the lam.
The incident in the Bay Ho neighborhood of the city began at 12:30 a.m., when a motorist struck and dragged a hose near a construction site.
A New York City construction worker who was permanently disabled on the job has settled a lawsuit for $1.5 million against a construction company and three real estate companies that owned the site.
News sources report that 44-year-old James Morrow was partially blinded in one eye at a Manhattan construction site on Aug. 29, 2014.
In a finding that could have special significance for smaller construction firms, researchers have determined that insurance loss prevention (LP) representatives – who are often a low or no-cost benefit for insurance policyholders – can help reduce the overall incidence of lost-time injuries.
Five people were injured in a construction accident in Yonkers, New York City this winter.
Authorities say a Bobcat machine fell through the roof of the National Wholesale Liquidators store on Central Park Avenue, with the Yonkers Fire Department calling it a "major roof collapse."
"We just looked up, and the whole roof was collapsing on top of the people," customer Alejandro Tellez said.
Construction workers continue to face some of the highest risks when it comes to injuries in the workplace. One of the most concerning involves traumatic brain injuries (TBI), often caused by falls and being struck by moving vehicles.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports at least 60,000 foot injuries are responsible for keeping people from work every year. The average cost of one of those lost workdays is $9,600, and 80 percent of foot injuries are caused by objects that weigh 30 pounds or less.
Falling 25 feet to the ground from a roof, being struck in the head by a steel beam as it is transported across a worksite, or getting hit by a vehicle moving supplies–these are only a few examples of why the construction industry has the greatest number of both fatal and nonfatal traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) among U.S. workplaces.
I'm a Regional Safety Manager on the largest college bond project in the country, BUILD LACCD (Los Angeles community college district).We have 9 campuses throughout Los Angeles and I have responsibility for three campuses and all construction projects on those campuses.
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