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Worker Dies in Bridge Collapse During Concrete Pour in Missouri
Four workers were caught in the collapse, three of whom were able to escape with minor injuries.
October 26, 2022
Contractor Faces $1.2M Fine After Operator Dies in Building Collapse
OSHA reports a compact excavator being operated exceeded the partially demolished floor's load, causing an 80-foot fall.
September 30, 2022
OSHA Severe Violator Enforcement Expanded to Cases with No Death or Injuries
Employers will be placed in the Severe Violator Enforcement Program if OSHA finds at least two willful or repeat violations.
September 29, 2022
New Jersey Contractor Charged in Fatal Retaining Wall Collapse
Several workers at the site reported to the contractor that the wall was unsafe before it collapsed, according to court records.
August 23, 2022
29 "Cool" Gadgets and Gear for Working in the Heat
There's no secret to keeping cool on the jobsite, but these products might offer some added relief.
August 14, 2017
Safety Stand Down: How to Prevent Death by Trench Collapse
What every worker should know before entering a trench or excavation, plus details on Trench Safety Stand Down week.
June 17, 2022
Death in the Trenches: 13 Workers Die in Cave-ins So Far in 2022
The deaths include double-fatalities in Florida, Michigan and Minnesota, and cave-ins in six other states.
June 17, 2022
OSHA Proposes Public Reporting of Safety Data – and Contractors Have Serious Concerns
The new proposed rule may lead to attacks on certain employers with graphic or excessive details on their OSHA 300 or 301 forms by competitors, plaintiffs’ lawyers, community activists and union organizers.
May 23, 2022
Cited Twice in 1 Week for Trenches, Contractor Faces $220,000 in Penalties
Inspectors found workers in a trench with no cave-in protection. Six days later they found five more unprotected trenches at the contractor's other site.
May 17, 2022
Two Dead in Florida Trench Collapse
OSHA investigation under way after two workers allegedly "jumped in for quick measurement," according to reports.
May 11, 2022
2 Ga. Contractors Cited After Fatal Bridge Collapse During Demolition
An overstressed section collapsed and fell into the river 50 feet below, killing one and injuring two workers, OSHA says.
May 9, 2022
2 Workers Escaped Trench Collapse But Ordered Back In: 1 Died, 1 Injured
The trench collapsed. Workers escaped. They were ordered back in. It collapsed again, killing one and injuring the other.
May 3, 2022
Manslaughter Charges after Trench Death Dismissed on All 5 Defendants
Five members of a construction crew were charged after a 24-year-old worker died in a cave-in while trying to rescue one of them.
April 26, 2022
Fla. Expressway Contractor Cited after Worker Killed in Crane Incident
He died on a toll-road construction project after being struck in the chest by a concrete pile. OSHA issues penalties on the contractor.
April 25, 2022
Crackdown, New Rules on Heat Hazards Coming from OSHA
Construction has 13 times the risk of heat-related deaths, as well as the highest number of workers hospitalized for heat-related issues.
April 25, 2022
Contractor Racks Up Over $1M in Penalties Since Fatal Trench Collapse
Since its employee died in a trench in 2016, this company has been cited three times by OSHA for not protecting its workers from cave-ins.
April 8, 2022
Georgia Contractor Wins Equipment World’s 2022 Safety Award
The McGraley Company formed in 2009 in Georgia. Today, it is a $13 million to $15 million company serving large corporations with stringent safety rules.
April 1, 2022
Equipment Operator Dies in Boston Parking Garage Collapse
Investigations are underway into the incident, which occurred while he was operating compact equipment with a hydraulic hammer attachment.
March 30, 2022
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Test Run of Komatsu’s -11 Excavators Equipped with iMC 2.0
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