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Unstable Construction Crane Spurs Evacuations in Downtown Atlanta

Crews Sunday worked to take down a crane outside of a 31-story building that began tilting precariously on Friday, forcing officials to evacuate several buildings in downtown Atlanta and close surrounding streets. The company said in a statement Sunday that …

Construction Worker Fired, Punched for Complaining About Drunk Boss Wins $1M

A federal appeals court has ruled that a North Carolina employee who was attacked and fired after he complained about his supervisor’s intoxication on the job is entitled to more than $1 million in damages and legal costs. Construction worker …

Report Finds New York Construction Fatalities, Regulatory Violations Rising

The New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (NYCOSH) found in its latest construction fatality report that construction worker deaths are rising in New York, and many construction employers across the state are consistently violating regulations and code requirements. …

Construction Zone Crashes in Utah Kill 67 in 5 Years

State data shows a total of 67 people have been killed in Utah construction zone crashes in the last five years. The transportation department data also shows 288 people were seriously injured over the same period, the Standard-Examiner reported. Top …

Hard Hat Saved Life of Construction Worker at Syracuse Site

Police said a worker’s hard hat likely saved his life after he was hit by a falling steel beam at a suburban Syracuse, New York construction site. Officials told The Post-Standard of Syracuse that officers responded around 11 a.m. Monday …

Unmanned Work Zone Trucks Promise Road Safety, Savings

Roving construction crews — the kind you see blacktopping a road, painting lines, inspecting a bridge or installing a traffic signal — are often protected from oncoming traffic by a specialized truck outfitted with a crash barrier. The crash trucks, …

OSHA Rule Protects Construction Workers in Confined Spaces

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a final rule to increase protections for construction workers in confined spaces. The rule will provide construction workers with protections similar to those manufacturing and general industry workers already have. …

Mississippi Home Builder Fined $59K in Worker’s Death

A company faces up to $58,700 in fines after a construction worker died while working on the second story of an Ocean Springs, Mississippi home. The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Monday that it has cited Thomas Matthews …

Settlement Reached in Deadly NYC Crane Accident; Insurer Agrees to Pay $1M

The parents of a construction worker killed in a New York City crane accident have settled their wrongful death lawsuit for $1 million. The Daily News says Yonkers Contracting’s insurance company Liberty Mutual agreed to settle the suit filed by …

OSHA Targets West Virginia Construction Worksites

The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration is launching what it calls a “no-notice” campaign in West Virginia this summer in hopes of reducing construction injuries and deaths. The “Construction Incident Prevention Initiative” will focus enforcement efforts on construction sites …