Construction Safety isn’t an accident that just happens

Posted on Jun 04, 2012

In this group of news stories about construction site accidents there is much variety. Workers have enough risk of injury and death from within the construction site, but they also have to contend with people driving into the site, people that have no business being on the site.

Tunnel blast kills 20 at Chinese construction site

Atlanta Journal Constitution - AP BEIJING — A blast in a tunnel has killed 20 workers at a highway construction site in central China. 

Driver killed after hitting crane at bridge construction site
WJAC Johnstown - By WJAC Web Staff State Police in Hollidaysburg say a person was killed Saturday after running through construction barricades at a bridge over the Juniata River.

Clifton man, 34, dead after falling 45 feet at Secaucus construction site
The Jersey Journal - NJ.com - By Michaelangelo Conte/The Jersey Journal A 34-year-old man died of his injuries yesterday after falling about 45 feet when the mobile “boom lift” he was operating toppled at a construction site on Meadowlands Parkway in Secaucus, officials said.

Worker, 53, dies after being crushed at Spruce Grove construction site
Edmonton Journal - EDMONTON - A 53-year-old man was killed Tuesday after being crushed by an electrical panel at a Spruce Grove construction site.

OSHA concerned about NJ construction site falls
BusinessWeek - It's investigating four recent accidents in northern Jersey, including one where a worker fell through a roof into a vat of acid in Clifton, and another where a worker fell from the roof of a residential construction site in Bayonne.

Man falls four floors at construction site
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A man is fighting for his life after falling four floors at a construction site west of Brisbane. The Department of Community Safety says paramedics were called to the Bundamba construction siteto assist the man, who landed on scaffolding, ...

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Steve Lombardi
Iowa personal injury, workers' compensation, motorcycle, quadriplegic, paraplegic, brain injury, death