The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the U.S. Department of Labor and a few other federal agencies announced earlier this month that May 2-6 is the time frame for the third annual National Stand-Down. The highest number of fatalities within the construction industry is attributed to falls. That said, this time has been set...Read More
Late last month, there were three DC construction workers injured in a hotel wall collapse, according to The Washington Post. The incident, which involved the collapse of a brick and concrete wall, reportedly took place at the Savoy Suites Hotel and left two of the three injured construction workers in critical condition. The section...Read More
In 2014, workplace fatalities increased, including among construction workers. As a result, some safety advocates want more rules on construction sites and tougher enforcement of them. Others point out that more stringent OSHA rules and stricter enforcement haven’t worked miracles and suggest other solutions, such as more education to change workers’ mindsets. Experts say getting workers...Read More
About 5,000 construction workers are killed on the job in the U.S. annually, or about 12 people every day. The construction industry has seen little reform in recent years and fixing the problem appears to be a complex situation. Construction accidents have become increasingly common. Poor safety training could be the catalyst to the higher...Read More
The Watergate hotel will forever be remembered for the events that brought down an American president, but the luxury hotel has continued on since the 1972 burglary. The years have weathered the 10-acre complex, but the owners want to keep the landmark in glamorous...Read More
According to WBOC-TV, on May 7, a contract worker was electrocuted and another employee was injured at a Westover power plant. The Maryland Department of Corrections said the contract worker was employed by General Electric and was...Read More
Every month, more and more construction workers are injured and killed when site managers fail to provide safety instructions and guidelines. Workers should never have their safety compromised for the sake of the boss’ bottom line.
A Virginia construction worker was electrocuted last month on a jobsite and died on the way to the hospital.