Construction Workers’ Accidents Archives

National Safety Stand-Down Week

Workers across Pennsylvania will recognize National Safety Stand-Down Week from May 6 to 10. Initiated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), and other regulatory entities several years ago, the National Safety Stand-Down Week campaign offers an opportunity for businesses to revisit safety protocols and… Read More


Construction Workers Face Serious Threats on the Job

Construction workers in Pennsylvania can be at risk of serious injuries or even death each day on the job. Unfortunately, this fact was underlined by an Aug. 29 incident in which two construction workers lost their lives. The two men were part of the team building the JW Marriott Orlando Bonnet Creek Resort, a prominent… Read More


Fall Hazards Dubbed One of “Fatal Four” by OSHA

Construction site owners in Pennsylvania probably know how dangerous is the industry they work in. Of the 4,693 worker fatalities that occurred in 2016, 991 were in construction. OSHA has determined four major safety hazards accounting for nearly two-thirds of all construction fatalities and dubbed them the “Fatal Four.” They are falls, electrocutions, being struck… Read More


Accidents on the Rise for Construction Workers

Construction workers in Pennsylvania are part of an industry that has a reputation for workplace accidents, including those that can cause catastrophic or even fatal injuries. Despite technological advances, construction sites continue to be dangerous places to work. The Center for Construction Research and Training reported that between 2011 and 2015, fatal injuries related to… Read More


An Electric Shock Can Change Your Life Forever

Working in most of Pennsylvania’s industries comes with certain hazards that endanger your health and possibly even your life. Some of those industries involve working with electricity in voltages that could cause significant electrical shocks. More than likely, you and your employer take measures to ensure your safety when you work with electricity. Even so,… Read More


Pinch Points in the Workplace

Pinch points are a major hazard in workplaces across Pennsylvania, especially in the construction and manufacturing industry. Pinch points, according to OSHA, are areas in machinery where workers, or parts of their body, can get caught. These can be the areas between two moving parts of machinery, between a moving and a stationary part, or… Read More


New Tech may Reduce Construction Accidents

Construction workers in Pennsylvania are probably aware that they work in one of the most dangerous industries. In 2015, for instance, the U.S. saw 937 fatalities in the private construction industry. With 5.6 million employees in the field, it can be alarming to know that 1 out of every 10 is injured on site annually…. Read More


Technological Advances Could Help Reduce Workplace Injuries

New technologies could potentially help create a path to safer workplaces for Pennsylvania construction workers. The construction industry can be one of the most dangerous globally. From machinery accidents to falls from heights, there are a number of risks that construction workers face every day on the job. In 2015, 937 workers’ lives were lost… Read More


Technology and Training Can Prevent Trucks From Hitting Workers

 busy construction site in Pennsylvania could have trucks moving near workers on foot. Whenever people and –eavy equipment mix, the risk of a backover accident could be high. In 2011, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 70 people died on the job when they were hit or crushed by moving vehicles. Employers have several… Read More


Protecting Workers From Falls

Workers in Pennsylvania might experience hazards due to fall risks. A comprehensive approach to three-dimensional dangers is needed to protect workers against falling from heights or ground level falls. The leading causes of work-related fatalities and serious injuries are falls from heights and the same level. Employees are particularly susceptible to falls from heights at… Read More


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