Posts Tagged ‘excavation’

Worker Sucked Into Long Island Cesspool May 29, 2017 No Comments

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Edward Sinnott, a 59-year-old worker, was sucked into a collapsing cesspool on May 24, resulting in an hours-long, unsuccessful rescue effort. Another worker nearly was sucked in when the sinkhole developed around 1 p.m., but managed to grab onto construction equipment.
Local responders – including those from Nassau County Emergency Service, Suffolk County Police Second Precinct […]

Nearly $1.5M in fines for 2 worker deaths in unprotected 12-foot deep trench April 17, 2017 No Comments

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Imagine this: You’re working in an unprotected trench when, not only does it collapse but a nearby fire hydrant instantly floods the excavation with water. Two men met their deaths in Boston that way, and now their employer faces a seven-figure fine.
OSHA has fined Atlantic Drain Service Co. Inc. $1,475,813 for 18 willful, repeat, […]

Last Text From Worker Before Fatal Trench Collapse: “It’s Getting Deep” July 25, 2016 No Comments

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“It’s getting deep,” is the text a worker sent to his girlfriend two hours before a 12-foot deep trench collapsed and killed him, according to a lawyer for his family. 
James Rogers, 33, of Winchester, Ohio, died from asphyxiation and “mechanical chest compression,” according to a death certificate.
Rogers sent the text which included a photo of […]

Danger in the Trenches: Excavation Shortcuts Cost Lives May 24, 2016 No Comments

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How many times do we see utility workers, sewer workers or construction workers working unprotected in trenches?
Trenches literally are filled with a variety of potential safety and environmental hazards. Cave-ins perhaps are the most feared trenching hazard as one cubic yard of soil can weigh as much as a car. Asphyxiation due to lack of […]

Trench Collapse Can Be Deadly April 19, 2016 No Comments

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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 […]

Scissor Lift Accidents Spur OSHA to Issue Hazard Warning March 29, 2016 No Comments

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A spate of accidents involving scissor lifts has caused the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to issue a hazard alert outlining employers’ obligations and preventive measures.
Scissor lifts aren’t just used in warehousing; they also are common in the construction, retail, entertainment and manufacturing industries, among others.
OSHA points out that over a one-year period it […]

North Grafton manufacturing plant faces $145K in OSHA fines December 15, 2015 No Comments

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U.S. Department of Labor | Dec. 8, 2015
Wyman Gordon employees exposed to mechanical and electrical hazards
North Grafton manufacturing plant faces $145K in OSHA fines Employer name: Wyman Gordon Co., 244 Worcester St., North Grafton, MA 01536
Citations issued: On Dec. 4, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited Wyman […]

Video: Forklift Stability Triangle November 24, 2015 No Comments

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Related Forklift Safety Training DVDs:

Forklift Safety Training Video on DVD – OSHA Compliance Bundle
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JJ Keller The Forklift Workshop Training Video on DVD
This easy-to-use training program helps you fulfill the classroom training requirements of […]

Can Deaf Worker Safely Drive Forklift? Court Weighs In November 9, 2015 No Comments

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Here’s a tough call to make: A deaf employee drove forklifts safely on a daily basis for years. Then, a corporate policy said he could no longer do that for safety reasons. Do you bar him from operating forklifts? And what did a court have to say?
Nicholas Siewertsen, who is deaf, worked for Worthington Steel […]

Young Worker Incapacitated by Forklift Accident November 2, 2015 No Comments

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Related Training DVDs:

Forklift Safety Training Video on DVD – OSHA Compliance Bundle
Reviews how to inspect forklifts and other powered industrial truck equipment prior to operation, safe operating procedures, & more. View Product

Fall Protection Training Video on DVD – OSHA Compliance Bundle
Fall Protection provides the information employees need to work safely when they […]

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 […]

Forklift Safety Bundle Download September 2, 2015 No Comments

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How to Choose the Right Forklift for your Operation June 22, 2015 No Comments

Powered industrial trucks, more commonly known as forklifts, are the worker bees in many manufacturing and warehousing operations. Although primarily used to move materials, they also can be used to raise, lower or remove large objects or a number of smaller objects on pallets or in boxes, crates or other containers. In other words, they […]

(VIDEO) High-impact Forklift Safety Video March 16, 2015 No Comments

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Forklift Safety Training DVD
Review how to inspect forklifts and other powered industrial truck equipment prior to operation, & more. View Product

The Forklift Workshop DVD Training Video
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Ultimate HPC: FORKLIFTS – DVD […]