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Shannon Weidemann

Construction Worker Killed in Jacksonville Parking Garage Collapse

Fourteen people were injured and one man was killed when a parking garage that was under construction in Jacksonville collapsed on Thursday. The body of the victim was discovered in the wreckage today. It is unknown why the construction accident occured. They were in the process of pouring fresh concrete at the time of the collapse. Bulin said she expected the body to be retrieved by the…

Shannon Weidemann

Construction Accident Injures Washington Man

A construction accident in Tenino, Washington has left an 80-year-old man injured on Monday. He was working on an underground bunker being built there. He was injured in a fall from some scaffolding. The man was reportedly working on at eight-foot-tall scaffolding structure at the site on the 7000 block of Churchill Road Southeast around 1 p.m. when he fell and hit his head and neck on the…

Courtney Mills

Construction Crane Falls Into Gulf, Injuring Operator

A construction crane operator was injured on Saturday morning when the giant crane he was maneuvering fell off a barge and tipped over into the Gulf of Mexico.The operator was subsequently taken to Suncoast Hospital in Largo with minor abrasions on his head and body. No other incidental injuries were reported as a result of the crash.Initial reports did not exactly clarify why the crane toppled…

Shannon Weidemann

Washington D.C. Construction Accident Injures Two

A construction accident in downtown Washington D.C. has left two construction workers injured. They were working in a construction pit about 30 feet deep when they were hit by a steel beam. The construction accident happened on Tuesday morning on 11th Street.D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Alan Etter said the men were about 30 feet below ground when they were lowering the beam and something broke…

Shannon Weidemann

Indiana Coal Mine Construction Accident Kills Three

Three construction workers were killed at a mine in Princeton, Indiana while they were building a new air shaft. A basket was being used to raise and lower workers in the air shaft and that is where the worksite accident occurred. The air shaft is 600 feet long. Police say crews are working to remove the bodies at Gibson County Coal. The accident occurred about 11 a.m. Central time. Police…

Bob Carroll

Employer Pinches Pennies – Worker Will Suffer For Life

When an employer decides to take unreasonable risks in order to save money, it is usually the employees who suffer the consequences. This Missouri Workers’ Compensation decision shows how terrible those consequences can be. And, how unreasonable some employers can be in the pursuit of a little more profit.”Exclusive Remedy” in the Tank: A Sad Missouri SagaEric Burns drove a cement truck for…

Bob Carroll

A Table Saw Safety Feature You Have To See To Believe

The headline caught my attention. The World’s Safest Table Saw Then, the brief article intrigued me. A table saw will slice your fingers off in a second if you’re not paying attention. Saw Stop’s ingenious system prevents the loss of fingers.But, the You Tube video linked to this article sealed the deal. Could this be the equivalent of the Dead Man’s Switch on fork lifts and train engines? …

Bob Carroll

Vehicles In The Workplace – Unsafe At Any Speed?

Today you can be a Health & Safety Executive. That’s the name of a British website dealing with the full range of health and safety concerns in the employment world. One example of the depth and focus of the website is Illustrated case studiesHealth & Safety Executive (HSE) has put together some ‘before-and-after’ examples to help you think and talk about vehicle safety in your workplace and…

Bob Carroll

Ancient Words About Trench Safety Should Be Mandatory Reading

It seems every year brings its allotment of trench collapses which kill or seriously injure workers in Florida. After watching this tragedy for over 30 years and undertaking representation of a number of victims and their families my partners and I believe the OSHA standard for trenching is simply not on the reading list for some employers. Maybe they would prefer to read what was said about…

Bob Carroll

Rail Worker Crushed When Rail Car Falls Off Its Jacks

The Grand Rapids Press carries the story of a seriously injured rail worker who was a awarded over $1 Million in damages against CSX Railroad.Rail worker receives $1.1 million verdictGRAND RAPIDS — With 24 years in at CSX Railroad in Grand Rapids, Reginald Booker planned to finish his career as a carman there. Instead, he found himself fighting the company after he was nearly crushed underneath…