Tag: Construction Safety

Autonomous Mining, Construction Vehicles Aid in Worker Safety

The future of vehicles has always been somewhat fantasized. Quotes from movies such as Back to the Future, “Roads? Where we are going, we don’t need roads,” and futuristic scenes depicted through novels make us feel like a tin can with four wheels getting us from Point A to Point B is just plain old…

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Bad vibrations

Operating power tools, vehicles and heavy equipment can take both an immediate and eventual toll on the body. For millions of workers in the construction, maintenance, mining, forestry, transportation, agriculture and automotive industries, the effects of sustained on-the-job exposure to vibration – whether hand-arm or whole-body – may lead to various health problems. So what…

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Construction company owner faces jail time for allegedly lying to OSHA

What makes OSHA go directly after company owners and executives? Lying to the agency is definitely one reason. We’ve noted it before: The difference between facing civil OSHA penalties and criminal charges against company owners or executives is often an accusation of lying about the events surrounding employee injuries or death. That’s the situation once…

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‘Deadly Skyline’: Construction deaths keep climbing in New York state, but fall in New York City

New York — Construction worker fatalities remain on the rise in New York state while continuing to decline in New York City, according to an annual report released by the advocacy group New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health. Deadly Skyline: An Annual Report on Construction Fatalities in New York State, released Jan. 30,…

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Fall Protection Harness – Free Stock Photo

ATTRIBUTION REQUIRED: This fall protection image is free to use for all purposes including commercial use but you must provide a link back to atlantictraining.com as the source of the forklift image. Learn more.   Image Description: A fall prevention system in the form of a harness, lanyards, D-clips, locking snap hooks, lines, connectors, anchors and…

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Crane Illustration – Free Stock Photo

ATTRIBUTION REQUIRED: This forklift image is free to use for all purposes including commercial use but you must provide a link back to atlantictraining.com as the source of the forklift image. Learn more.   Image Description: Image of a crane in action, hoisting a single steel beam. The crane is in mid-rotation as it relocates the…

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Fatality Investigation: Dump Truck Operator Electrocuted to Death

The Kentucky Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (FACE) Program is tasked with investigating fatalities and making recommendations to ensure they do not occur again. This is one of their recent cases. On Friday, June 22, 2018, a dump truck driver was electrocuted when he stepped off the vehicle’s running board while the raised truck bed…

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Company pleads guilty to manslaughter, pays $852K in death of worker

A construction company has pleaded guilty to second degree manslaughter for causing the death of a construction worker. Juan Chonillo fell 29 stories to his death on Sept. 21, 2017 at a construction site in New York City. SSC High Rise Inc. has paid $842,000 in restitution and a $10,000 corporate fine, the maximum permitted…

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Ways to Improve Construction Site Safety

The term “time is money” is quite literal in the construction industry. The constant pressure project managers and crews face to meet deadlines and stay within budget often causes safety to fall to the wayside. In 2016, out of 4,693 worker fatalities in private industry, one in five were in construction. Implementing each of these…

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Company faces criminal penalties for trench death

A construction company faces criminal charges in connection with an employee’s death due to a trench collapse. Susquehanna Supply Co. Inc. of Williamsport, PA, has been charged with willfully committing an OSHA violation that resulted in an employee’s death. Susquehanna Supply’s primary business is bridge rehabilitation. The company contracted with the PA Department of Transportation…

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