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Roofer Falls Through Amazon Warehouse

A subcontractor for a construction company working on an Amazon warehouse fell through a roof he was repairing on July 6. The incident is being investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). The construction company on site stated that the deceased worker was seen by coworkers removing his  mandated safety line from his[…] Read More

Bethany Beach Industrial Accident Kills Two Workers

Two workers were killed in a construction site accident while attempting to install antennas onto a water tower near Bethany Beach on November 2, 2020. The two men have been identified as 23-year-old Jovan Maldonado and 22-year-old Bryan Maldonado Andino. They were pronounced dead at the scene. The workers were in a Z135 Man Lift[…] Read More

Should Employees Be Allowed to Wear Earbuds?

These days, it seems earbuds are the rule rather than the exception when it comes to listening to music, podcasts, audio books, and speaking on the phone. Currently, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) does not have guidelines on earbud use in the workplace. However, OSHA has issued recommendations regarding earbud use while on[…] Read More

SEPTA Worker Fatally Struck by Train on Broad Street Line

A SEPTA worker sustained fatal injuries after being struck by a train on the Broad Street Line. On Monday evening, around 5:44 pm, the accident occurred in the Tioga section of Philadelphia. The worker who was employed with SEPTA for over 20 years was working with two other employees on the northbound tracks when he[…] Read More

High Winds and Crane Safety

Winds and construction cranes do not mix. Every crane operator must take into consideration the proposed wind velocity before starting work every workday. That means contacting an approved weather information provider to determine projected wind speeds, and not lifting the load if excessive wind speeds are expected. Failure to do so often proves fatal. According[…] Read More

National Work Zone Awareness Week

Every spring, The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), in association with the American Association of State Highway and the Transportation Officials and American Traffic Safety Services Association, sponsors National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW). This five-day event is designed to promote roadway safety for highway construction workers by increasing public awareness through a series of interactive[…] Read More

Tunneling Construction Hazards

Construction workers must always place safety first on the worksite. Some construction environments are inherently more dangerous than others. Constructing tunnels can very dangerous, and therefore there are many standards in place in order to help avoid potential accidents. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has many rules and procedures in place that employers[…] Read More