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OSHA Adds 3 Years for Crane Rule

Federal safety officials are giving employers an extra three years to make sure crane operators are competent to operate the equipment safely.


Two Killed on CA Bridge Project

Two construction workers fell 80 feet to their death when their crane-hoisted basket broke free Friday (May 30) on a bridge project outside of Sacramento, CA.


GC to Pay $126K in 2 Fatal Accidents

A Wisconsin general contractor has agreed to pay $126,000 in federal penalties to resolve safety citations following two fatal crane accidents in mid-2012.


Company Blamed in Trainee’s Death

Cited twice in five years for hazards, including several that led to an amputation, a Texas plating company is now being held responsible for the death of a 22-year-old worker who was learni...


OSHA: Cable Ignored Before Collapse

A Nashville contractor declined to replace a damaged cable on a crane before it collapsed, despite daily inspections showing replacement was needed, federal authorities say.


4 Firms Cited in Death at Nuke Plant

Facility owners, managers and contractors alike are being held responsible for a crane collapse that killed one worker and injured eight others at Arkansas's Nuclear One Power Plant in March...


Worker Survives Fall from Crane

Faulty equipment is being blamed for a 35-foot fall suffered by a construction worker who was working on a crane at the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard.


Bridge Projects in MO, AZ, PA Kill 3

Devastating bridge construction accidents in three states have claimed the lives of three workers in 10 days, authorities report.


From OSHA, A Peek Behind the Probes

Against the backdrop of a mounting number of deadly structural collapses, the federal government has just released extensive documentation of its investigations into several such disasters.


Boss Imprisoned in Worker’s Fatal Fall

The owner of a UK demolition company has been sentenced to three years in prison after being convicted of manslaughter in an employee’s death on a worksite.


New OSHA Rule on Cranes to Begin

Underground construction and demolition must soon follow the same crane and derrick standards that now apply to the rest of the construction industry, under new federal rules set to take eff...


Ruling: Communications Doomed Worker

One emergency radio system—rather than a protracted chain of cell-phone calls—could have helped save the life of bridge worker Tilden Billiot, a federal review panel has concluded.


Alameda Seeks Takers for Historic Crane

Still scraping for Valentine's Day ideas? Here's an opportunity to gift your love with something historic.


WI Contractor Fined in 2nd Crane Death

Two Wisconsin construction firms are being held liable for a fatal crane collapse at a bridge construction site last year—the second death in three months for one of the contractors.


Shipyard Worker Killed in PA

Authorities are investigating the death of a Pennsylvania ship repair worker who became entangled in machinery while servicing a crane 100 feet in the air.


Bridge Work Resumes after 4 Accidents

Work has resumed on Connecticut’s Moses Wheeler Bridge replacement project—site of four recent safety mishaps—after construction was halted for a week while contractor employees attended saf...


Body of MO Bridge Worker Recovered

Divers have recovered the body of a 35-year-old married father of two children who fell to his death Wednesday while working on a Mississippi River bridge project at St. Louis.


MO Bridge Worker Missing After Fall

Recovery crews continued late Thursday to troll the Mississippi River at St. Louis in search of a bridge worker who fell into the river Wednesday and was presumed dead.


Reclaiming an Icon—and an Identity

It took more than 10 years, hundreds of man-hours, 250 gallons of primer, and 260 gallons of paint over 33,000 square feet—but Big Blue has regained its beloved old face.


Crane Topples During Cathedral Repair

Rains and high winds toppled a 550-foot crane this week at the Washington National Cathedral, further damaging the site and compounding the multimillion-dollar job of repairing the earthquak...


Bids Sought for Gantry Crane Painting

The New York Power Authority will open bids June 14 for cleaning and recoating the exterior surfaces of a 510-ton gantry crane at the Blenheim-Gilboa Pumped Storage Power Project in the Cats...


OSHA Overhauls Standards for Cranes, Derricks

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has revised its decades-old standards for the use of cranes and derricks in construction, mandating qualification of operators, increased on...


Crane Rigger Acquitted in Fatal ’08 Collapse

A crane rigger has been acquitted of all charges in the 2008 collapse of a tower crane in Manhattan that killed seven people and injured two dozen.


OSHA Extends Comment Period for Crane Rule

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has extended until May 18 the post-hearing comment period for its proposed standard on cranes and derricks in construction.


 
 
   

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