Category Archives: Safety

Two NYC Construction Workers Plummet to Their Death

From: U.S. Politics Today. Two NYC Construction Workers Plummet to Their Death March 27, 2011 More than 1,000 construction workers are killed on the job every year, according to the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, and tens of thousands are injured in workplace accidents. March 27, 2011 /24-7PressRelease/ — For years, Brett McEnroe […]

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2 Fall to Their Deaths at Upper West Side Construction Site

From  The New York Times Two ironworkers died on Tuesday morning after falling 65 feet in an elevator shaft inside a building on the Upper West Side that is being redeveloped for a church, city officials said. The men fell, investigators believe, while they were installing steel beams in the elevator shaft on the fifth […]

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Wall Collapse at Queens Construction Site Kills One Worker and Injures Three

From: New York Times A cinder-block wall collapsed at a construction site in Queens on Monday morning, killing a 26-year-old worker and seriously injuring one of his brothers and two other workers, according to city officials and a neighbor of the victim’s family. Uli Seit for The New York Times The site of the collapse […]

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OSHA Replaces Residential Construction Fall Protection Directive

From OSHA website OSHA published a notice Dec. 22 that it is issuing a new compliance directive for fall protection used during residential construction. The new directive, STD 03-11-002, Fall Protection in Residential Construction, rescinds compliance directive STD 03-00-001, Interim Fall Protection Compliance Guidelines for Residential Construction, which became effective June 18, 1999. The change […]

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