Posts Tagged ‘excavating’

Trench Collapse Can Be Deadly April 19, 2016 No Comments

trench collapse

A 31-year-old man died on a residential construction site in Coquitlam, BC, on Feb. 23 when a trench collapsed on him. The Province reported that he was digging the trench for a sewer line when the soil caved in around him. Paramedics used hand tools to free him, then attempted CPR, but he died at […]

Mark Mashuda Excavating Inc. fined $147K for federal violations October 13, 2015 No Comments

U.S. Department of Labor | Oct. 7, 2015
OSHA finds excavating company exposed employees to trenching
hazards at Evans City, Pennsylvania, worksite
Mark Mashuda Excavating Inc. fined $147K for federal violationsEmployer name: Mark Mashuda Excavating Inc., 113 Lakeland Drive, Mars, Pennsylvania. The inspection site was the Peachmont Farms Development, Evans City, Pennyslvania, where workers were installing a […]

OSHA cites the US Forest Service for serious, repeated violations No Comments

Oct. 8, 2015
OSHA cites the US Forest Service for serious,
repeated violations at two Malheur National Forest ranger districts
Violations equal at least $352K in penalties PORTLAND, OREGON – After spending days fighting fires, clearing brush and performing arduous physical tasks, U.S. Forest Service employees should return to a safe home base after work. Yet repeated […]

Demolitions Expert Safety Training November 10, 2014 No Comments

Along with construction workers and the operators of heavy machinery, demolitions experts put themselves at risk for serious injury and exposure to dangerous materials every day. Demolitions experts are responsible for one of the most dangerous aspects of construction. Below, you’ll find a list of training topics that are required for most Demolitions Experts.

OSHA […]