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June 06, 2012
A Lemont-based roofing contractor was cited with federal safety violations for failing to protect workers from falls at two separate job sites in the west suburbs. Details
May 22, 2012
The Newfoundland and Labrador government announced today that four St. John’s construction workers pled guilty to one charge each under the Occupational Health and Safety Act for failing to use fall protection equipment correctly. Details
May 21, 2012
Following four recent construction incidents that took place in Northern New Jersey, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is calling on construction companies to ensure that employees working above 6 feet have the proper equipment to protect themselves from falls on the job. Details
May 15, 2012
Harry J. Kirkwood Jr., 44, of Slippery Rock, OH was protected from serious injury last week - all because he was wearing proper fall protection gear. Details
May 15, 2012
OSHA has proposed $154,440 in penalties following an inspection that was initiated after a compliance officer driving by the site observed workers on a scaffold that lacked fall protection measures. Details
April 24, 2012
The death of a self-employed painter who fell from a residential roof has sparked safety warnings to tradies working alone in the territory. Details
April 24, 2012
American Building employees were installing metal roofing onto a prefabricated steel building when one of the workers fell 35 feet to the ground and sustained fatal injuries. Details
April 17, 2012
Additional abatement measures Republic Steel agreed to take at the Lorain mill include providing a two-hour lockout/tagout training program to all affected employees, conducting a fall hazard audit, and developing a fall protection abatement plan. Details
April 04, 2012
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Shawnlee Construction LLC for fall hazards identified during the construction of a new public safety building in Montville. Details
April 03, 2012
Federal workplace safety officials are proposing $171,300 in fines for Maine's Bath Iron Works for safety violation at the shipyard Details
April 03, 2012
Workers weren’t protected against falls, OSHA says. Details
March 26, 2012
Cohen, Placitella & Roth attorneys Joel S. Rosen and J.B Dilsheimer obtained a $4.6 million verdict against PPL Electric Utilities (Vincent R. Nertavich, Jr. v. PPL Electric Utilities Corporation, Et Al. Case No. 09092316) after jurors found that PPL Electric Utilities failed to properly monitor its work site to ensure the proper use of the required fall protection safety equipment. Details
March 20, 2012
Worker Dies In Fall From Scaffolding Details
March 14, 2012
A Southampton roofing company has been prosecuted after a worker suffered serious injuries, including brain damage, when he fell through a roof. Details
March 07, 2012
Safety and health violations include inadequate lockout/tagout programs, fall protection, and noise sampling, among others. Proposed penalties total $174,600. Details
March 07, 2012
A Hawaii builder must pay nearly $38,000 in citations in the death of a construction worker. Details
March 02, 2012
A Christchurch roofing contractor has been fined $5000 after failing to protect one of his employees from falling 5.4 metres onto concrete. Details
March 02, 2012
A roofing company working in Coquitlam was hit with an $87,000 fine for not using adequate fall protection on its construction site last year. Details
February 20, 2012
The Dandenong Magistrate’s Court on Thursday fined a roof tiling company $7,500 for failing to install fall protection on a Rowville house which led to an apprentice falling 2.4 metres to the ground. Details
February 20, 2012
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration said it will extend for six months, through Sept. 15, its forbearance of strict enforcement in residential construction rules. Details
February 16, 2012
In effect for six more months, until Sept. 15, 2012, are measures giving compliance assistance requests top priority and reducing penalties up to 10 percent. Details
February 08, 2012
A Manhattan-based masonry contractor was cited following a Sept. 28, 2011, incident in which an employee fell 80 feet to a lower level from the top of a 118-foot-high scaffold. Details
February 01, 2012
Reading based Baystate Roofers, Inc., has been cited for 10 serious safety violations. Details
January 05, 2012
Three willful violations have been issued for failing to provide fall protection on commercial and/or residential roofs at the three inspected sites. Each violation carries a proposed penalty of $30,800. Details
December 26, 2011
OSHA's Austin Area Office initiated an investigation on June 24 following a report that a third-floor balcony had collapsed at a construction site. Three employees fell 16 feet to the ground and received medical treatment for their injuries. Details
December 22, 2011
And as an inspector in the city fire marshal’s office for six years, one of his jobs has been to ensure solar panels on roofs comply with setbacks designed to keep firefighters safe. So in early August, when Rey briefly inspected solar panels on a home under construction near the Sonoma County Fairgrounds, he didn’t bother wearing safety equipment. Details
December 21, 2011
Wilmington masonry contractor NER Construction Management Inc. has agreed to pay $134,000 in penalties and take significant steps to protect its employees against fall hazards, according to the terms of a settlement agreement that resolves litigation with the U.S. Department of Labor. Details
December 19, 2011
Roofing company fined $2,500 Details
December 12, 2011
Federal regulators have fined four northwest Ohio construction contractors and a Minnesota firm over safety violations found during inspections of work sites in the area Details
December 12, 2011
"There is a simple truth that employers must recognize: Fall protection is a requirement, never an option, when employees work at heights of 6 feet or more," said Robert Kowalski, OSHA's area director in Bridgeport. Details
December 05, 2011
"Falls are the leading cause of death in the construction industry and failing to ensure workers use fall protection when required is unacceptable," said Gary Anderson, director of OSHA's Calumet City Area Office. Details
December 05, 2011
Sigma Processed Meats Inc. has been cited for 16 serious and three repeat violations worth $204,800 in proposed penalties. Details
November 29, 2011
Problems related to employees falling off scaffolds, roofs, ladders, and other high places were the top violations cited in fiscal 2011, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Details
November 29, 2011
A Champaign-based company faces fines totaling $144,100 for failing to provide fall protection to roofers working on residential and commercial projects and for other violations. Details
November 22, 2011
The new directive states that all residential construction industry employers must protect their workers who are engaged in work at six feet or more above lower levels by conventional fall protection systems or by other fall protection measures. Details
November 22, 2011
The Department of Labor's deputy assistant secretary for occupational health and safety makes no apologies for new fall-protection rules that apply to homebuilders. Details
November 22, 2011
The company was cited for four willful safety citations for failing to provide fall protection and ensure workers operating nail guns wore safety glasses at two separate job sites in Findlay and Toledo, Ohio. Proposed fines total $48,400. Details
November 14, 2011
Residential builders must comply with commercial rules Details
November 09, 2011
More than 600 inspections of residential construction sites in Alberta resulted in close to 400 orders issued. Details
November 07, 2011
Three roofers were spotted working on top of a Nottingham cash and carry store without any safety equipment by a passing Health & Safety Executive (HSE) inspector, a court has heard. Details
November 07, 2011
OSHA's inspection found a lack of fall protection for employees working on scaffolding and work surfaces at heights of up to 57 feet. Details
November 04, 2011
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Twin Pines Construction Inc./Teles Construction Inc. for alleged repeat, serious and other-than-serious violations of workplace safety standards following an inspection of a Portsmouth work site. The Everett, Mass., framing contractor faces a total of $180,100 in proposed fines, chiefly for fall, scaffolding and electrical hazards. Details
November 03, 2011
In the first half of this year, 13 lives were lost at worksite accidents. This is more than the nine deaths recorded for the whole of 2010. The 13 deaths this year were caused by falling from heights at worksites. Details
November 03, 2011
OSHA unveiled its top 10 most frequently cited violations during a live presentation yesterday on the expo floor at NSC. Details
November 02, 2011
An out-of-state contractor faces $180,000 in fines from federal officials for alleged work-place safety violations at a major downtown development site. Details
October 19, 2011
Features in new federal fall-protection rules for homebuilding and roofing. Details
October 18, 2011
Prepared by manufacturers in the ISEA Fall Protection Group, the use and selection guide describes the process of developing a corporate fall protection program and explains the components of fall protection systems. Details
October 10, 2011
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Rda Service Co of Citronelle, Alabama for seven serious safety and health violations following the death in April of its employee James Lewis, 23, after he was thrown from a ‘bucket truck’ type aerial lift. Details
October 06, 2011
OSHA has rescinded its January 2009 letter of interpretation #20070823-7896 on the use of shock absorbing lanyards in aerial work platforms (AWPs). Details
September 21, 2011
The Associated General Contractors of America will launch a new fall protection safety training program next year, thanks to a new federal safety grant the association is being awarded. Details
September 19, 2011
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has recently released its report on the fatal fall of a bridge worker from the Deer Isle-Sedgwick Bridge last December. Subsequent to an “informal settlement agreement” dated June 7, Odyssey Contracting Corporation of Houston, Pa., has paid a penalty of $5,600 in response to a “serious” violation of safety regulations. Details
September 06, 2011
In the construction industry, can worker safety come at too high a price? Where do businesses fall on tighter regulations that will increase the cost of new homes, remodeling, roof repair, and other home-related projects? Details
August 11, 2011
Three Saskatchewan contractors have been fined by Labour Relations and Workplace Safety in connection with rules forcing firms to help protect workers from falls. Details
July 19, 2011
An agricultural contractor has been fined £8,000 for using a home-made harness system that offered inadequate fall protection to employees. Details
July 02, 2011
OSHA's inspection of the company was initiated in April under a local emphasis program focused on fall hazards, following a referral alleging employees were exposed to fall hazards while installing a roof at a Hastings, Neb., job site. Details
July 01, 2011
Lushington Grant, sole proprietor of Mississauga-based Century Estates, was fined $26,000 on June 24, 2011, after being convicted of multiple violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Details
June 22, 2011
US Labor Department's OSHA cites Newark construction company for fall, other workplace safety hazards found at 2 New Jersey work sites. Details
June 22, 2011
The North Carolina Department of Labor has cited and fined a Concord company after an April investigation into the death of an employee. Details
June 21, 2011
A Lawrenceville roofing company has been cited with a handful of federal safety violations at work sites in Georgia and Florida. Details
June 13, 2011
A roofing contractor with a long history of violating workplace safety standards is facing a total of US$243,360 (£150,000) in proposed fines from the US Department of Labor's Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA). Details
June 11, 2011
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited DC Fabricators for 19 serious safety violations, including allegedly exposing workers to fall hazards, at its 25-acre West Front Street facility. Details
June 10, 2011
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today announced a three month phase-in period to allow residential construction employers to come into compliance with the Agency's new directive to provide residential construction workers with fall protection. Details
June 01, 2011
The owner and the foreman of a roofing company have each been sentenced to one year jail terms because they did not put fall protection measures in place that would have prevented a 39 year old employee from falling to his death from a four-story apartment building in San Francisco. Details
May 24, 2011
The serious violations address fall hazards at heights ranging from 12 to 40 feet, including a lack of guard rails, hand rails, harnesses, and/or belts/lanyards. Details
May 16, 2011
Quinco Steel Inc., located in Chicago Heights, has been cited by OSHA for four repeat safety violations after people were observed working at heights without fall protection during a January job site inspection in Chicago. The steel erection contractor faces penalties totaling $75,460. Details
May 11, 2011
In November 2010, OSHA began its inspection at a work site in Pinson as part of a regional emphasis program focused on fall hazards. Inspectors observed workers being exposed to fall hazards while installing a canopy at a new gas station. Details
May 09, 2011
A Chicago area steel erector has been fined $75,000 for failing to use lanyards and fall protection in a boom lift. Details
May 09, 2011
The company's repeat violations are similar to others previously cited for lack of safe access and egress to a scaffold structure, and not protecting employees from falls when working at heights from a scaffold structure. Details
April 26, 2011
OSHA has issued the company 13 safety citations for failing to provide fall protection and implement water safety procedures for workers sandblasting and painting the Interstate 75 Disalle Bridge more than 40 feet above the Maumee River. Details
April 22, 2011
US Labor Department's OSHA cites Bristol, Conn., contractor for willful, repeat and serious violations; proposes $143,000 in penalties Details
April 21, 2011
An eastern Ohio contractor has been cited for serious worker safety violations at an I-75 bridge project in Lucas County last fall and been told to pay a fine of $193,200. Details
April 15, 2011
On April 7, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit dismissed the National Roofing Contractors Association’s (NRCA) petition for review of OSHA’s December 2010 directive on the use of fall protection in residential construction. Details
April 15, 2011
An Urbana construction company has been fined for violating safety measures at a job site in Champaign last year. Details
April 15, 2011
The operator of a train at Bush Intercontinental Airport that last year struck two workers, killing one and severely injuring the other, exhibited "plain indifference to or intentional disregard for" the safety of the men, a federal official said Thursday. Details
April 06, 2011
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited homebuilder D.R. Horton of Greenwood Village, along with four subcontractors, for safety violations resulting from a fall hazard inspection at a Parker worksite. Proposed penalties for all employers at the worksite total $93,640. Details
March 29, 2011
A roofing contractor in Wichita, Kan., has been cited for two willful and two serious alleged violations of federal safety standards. The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration proposed a total of $116,000 in penalties against Gerardo Montes. Details
March 29, 2011
OSHA has cited A.C. Castle Construction Co. Inc. of Danvers, Mass., for allegedly exposing employees to fall and electrocution hazards at a residential worksite. The roofing contractor faces a total of $60,800 in proposed fines for 21 repeat and serious violations of workplace safety standards. Details
March 17, 2011
US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Naples, Fla., roofing contractor with 14 safety violations, nearly $61,000 in penalties Details
March 13, 2011
THREE of the top 10 fines handed out last year by WorkSafe BC for workplace health and safety violations were to companies based on the North Shore. Details
March 11, 2011
The two ironworkers who died after a five-story fall down an elevator shaft on a New York church construction site lacked even the most basic fall protection. Details
March 10, 2011
US Department of Labor's OSHA cites Diaz Roofing of Madison, Wis., for exposing workers to fall hazards; fines total $55,800 Details
March 03, 2011
A dairy processing cooperative in Wisconsin where a driver fell from his death last summer “willfully ignored” federal safety laws that require adequate fall protection for drivers, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has ruled. Details
February 17, 2011
New York construction accident lawyer David Perecman comments on a recent New York construction accident in which two iron workers died. Brett McEnroe, 49, and Roy Powell, 51,died after a five-story fall on a New York church construction site. The two construction workers fell down an elevator shaft. Notably, they lacked even the most basic fall protection. Details
February 05, 2011
1diggdigg vote nowBuzz up! Share US Department of Labor's OSHA proposes $235,500 in fines to Wilmington, Mass., contractor for fall and scaffold hazards at Boston's Rowes Wharf Details
February 05, 2011
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Georgoulis Construction Inc. for alleged willful and serious violations of safety standards for fall hazards at a Tewksbury worksite. Details
February 02, 2011
OSHA has issued McEntire's Roofing Inc. of Lincoln, Ill., six citations for failing to provide fall protection for roofers working on residential projects. The company faces penalties totaling $102,000 Details
February 01, 2011
US Labor Department's OSHA cites McEntire's Roofing of Lincoln, Ill., $102,000 for failing to provide fall protection for workers. Details
January 30, 2011
OSHA has cited Spray Polyurethane Foam with five alleged serious and one other-than-serious violation for failing to provide fall protection resulting from an investigation into a fatality at the company's worksite in El Paso, Texas. Details
January 26, 2011
Federal safety experts have fined Spray Polyurethane Foam Company after a deadly work site accident in the Mission Valley. Details
January 26, 2011
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited roofing contractor Sherriff-Goslin Co. for two safety violations. Details
January 24, 2011
In testimony at a Jan. 18 public hearing in Washington, D.C., the International Safety Equipment Association (ISEA) stated its position that fall protection should be provided to everyone whose work exposes them to a fall risk. Details
January 24, 2011
The worker who died two days after falling 14 metres while working on the sails at Canada Place Dec. 2 "was not using a personal fall protection system" at the time of the accident, according to an initial report by WorkSafeBC. Details
January 19, 2011
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited MJ Scoville Inc., a Binghamton, N.Y., demolition contractor, for nine willful and serious violations of workplace safety and health standards at a building renovation site at 83 Court St. in Binghamton. The contractor faces a total of $52,500 in proposed fines, chiefly for fall and lead hazards. Details
January 17, 2011
U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued five repeat citations to Best Plastering Contractors in El Paso, Texas, for exposing workers to fall hazards. Proposed penalties total $99,000. Details
January 11, 2011
Federal workplace safety inspectors found that a contractor did not properly build scaffolding during renovation work at the Somerville train station, exposing workers to potential fall hazards, according to the Department of Labor. Details
December 29, 2010
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Peoria Siding & Window Co. Inc. of Washington, Ill., with one willful safety violation for failing to provide fall protection for employees working on residential roofing projects. The company faces penalties totaling $48,400. Details
December 23, 2010
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced a new directive withdrawing a former one that allowed residential builders to bypass fall protection requirements. Details
December 22, 2010
A Texas company installing wallboard to the exterior of the Wal-Mart under construction at the Tilden Ridge shopping center in Tilden Township was cited recently by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for not protecting workers against falls. Details
December 17, 2010
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Showalter Roofing Services Inc. of Naperville with four alleged willful safety violations for exposing workers to fall hazards at a commercial roofing job site in Wheaton. The company faces an $87,600 fine. Details
December 15, 2010
Hazards were so high, inspectors had to issue stop-work orders at dozens of Alberta commercial construction sites this fall during a six-week safety campaign. Details
December 15, 2010
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued Texas Linen Company Ltd. five serious and 15 repeat citations following a safety and health inspection at the company's facility in Austin, Texas. Proposed penalties total $126,400. Details
December 08, 2010
A Prince Albert businessperson and his construction company have been fined more than $14,000 for not providing a safe workplace. Details
December 04, 2010
OSHA has cited Roth Metal Works, a Brooklyn, N.Y., steel erection contractor, for alleged willful and serious violations of workplace safety standards after an employee sustained a fatal fall at a Brooklyn construction site. Details
December 02, 2010
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Cedar Creek Carpentry Inc., a carpentry contractor headquartered in New Baltimore, Mich., with one alleged willful safety violation for exposing workers to fall hazards while performing carpentry at a worksite in New Lenox, Ill. The company faces a $56,000 fine. Details
November 11, 2010
OSHA has cited USA Demolition Inc. for alleged willful and serious violations of safety standards at a Burlington, Mass., worksite. The Woburn, Mass., contractor faces a total of $86,950 in proposed fines, chiefly for fall hazards identified during OSHA's inspection of the site where USA Demolition was removing a building facade. Details
November 09, 2010
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited Republic Engineered Products Inc., a steel manufacturing company in Lorain, Ohio, with one alleged willful, four repeat and eight serious safety violations for exposing its workers to fall hazards, failing to provide protective equipment and failing to maintain equipment at its Lorain facility. The company faces penalties totaling $143,000. Details
November 03, 2010
A worker was seriously injured on October 26 after he fell about six metres down a ventilation shaft at a 26-storey condominium tower under construction in Burnaby, British Columbia. Details
November 03, 2010
Lawyers for Jose Rivera, a painter who was injured while working on a residential construction site in Atlanta, say their client was awarded a judgment of over $1 million. Details
October 25, 2010
OSHA has cited B.O.S.S. Construction of Hillsdale, Ohio, with one alleged willful and one serious safety violation for failing to protect workers from falls at a Monclova, Ohio, residential construction jobsite. Penalties total $57,600. Details
October 19, 2010
Falls have emerged as a leading cause of death in the Massachusetts construction industry, accounting for an estimated 66 percent of fatalities in 2009, compared to 37 percent in 2005, according to data from the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health [MassCOSH] and the U.S. Department of Labor. Details
October 13, 2010
A painting and stucco contractor faces a total of $225,200 in proposed OSHA fines for failing to properly erect scaffolds and provide fall protection for workers at two New York jobsites. Details
October 06, 2010
JGB Roofing, of St. Catharines, was fined $30,000 on September 17 for violations of the Occupational Health and Safety Act. Details
September 18, 2010
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has proposed fining VPP Group LLC in Norwalk $369,500 for 38 safety and health violations at the meat processing plant. Details
September 16, 2010
A man in his 40s has died after he tumbled 18 metres from an aerial work platform at a school building site in Melbourne's southeast. Details
September 15, 2010
A Ronkonkoma, N.Y., painting and stucco contractor faces a total of $225,200 in proposed fines from OSHA for failing to properly erect scaffolds and provide fall protection for its workers at two Kings Point, N.Y., jobsites. Details
August 31, 2010
A Regina roofing company has been fined $840 after pleading guilty to a charge under Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) regulations. Details
August 30, 2010
In a recent letter to OSHA on the proposed 29 CFR, Part 1910, the ASSE urged OSHA to utilize existing fall standards and the voluntary consensus standards process widely used in industry as it develops the new rule. Details
August 10, 2010
OSHA has cited Eastern Roofing Systems Inc. of Moscow, Pa., for fall hazards at a residential roof repairing operation in Scranton, Pa. Proposed penalties total $53,200. Details
August 09, 2010
OSHA's fines against U.S. Minerals LLC for the alleged violations at its Baldwin, Ill., plant total $158,200, mostly for having no fall protection on elevated platforms. Details
August 01, 2010
MagnaGro International, a Lawrence fertilizer manufacturer, has been cited by federal authorities for 11 violations that occurred the day two employees died last April. Details
July 20, 2010
OSHA has cited Clint Horn, doing business in St. Louis as Sturgis Tuckpointing, with alleged safety violations for repeatedly exposing workers to fall hazards while working on scaffolding structures. Proposed penalties total $221,600. Details
July 08, 2010
OSHA has proposed a total of $90,000 in fines against four New York contractors as the result of a Dec. 15, 2009, balcony collapse at a five-story residential building under construction in Brooklyn. Details
June 28, 2010
Last week, Pennsylvania roofing contractor Christopher Franc was sentenced to three years' probation and six months' house arrest for willful safety violations that resulted in the death of a worker, 29-year-old >Carl Beck, who plunged 40 feet to his death while working on a steep roof last August. Details
May 27, 2010
OSHA has cited Misdea Enterprises LLC, a Weymouth, Mass., masonry contractor, for alleged willful and serious violations of safety standards after an employee fell 30 feet while climbing a scaffold at a jobsite located in Brookline, Mass. The company faces a total of $61,600 in proposed fines. Details
May 25, 2010
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has announced in a notice of proposed rulemaking published in the May 24 Federal Register its plans to require improved worker protection from tripping, slipping, and falling hazards on walking and working surfaces. Details
May 18, 2010
OSHA has cited White Horse Construction of Parkersburg, Pa., with two alleged willful violations for exposing workers to fall hazards on a Limerick, Pa., jobsite. Penalties total $56,000. The agency initiated its inspection on Jan. 28 as part of its regional emphasis program focused on fall hazards at construction sites. Details
May 14, 2010
A safety blitz held after the Christmas Eve deaths of four migrant workers led to the shutdown of 784 dangerous jobs on sites throughout Ontario. Details
May 11, 2010
OSHA has cited Acies Group LLC for three repeat violations and one serious violation related to fall hazards at a construction worksite in Lebanon, N.J. Proposed penalties total $47,000. Details
April 30, 2010
The American Society of Safety Engineers, in partnership with the International Society for Fall Protection, will feature an International Fall Protection Symposium June 16-17, in conjunction with its professional development conference in Baltimore, MD, June 13-16. Details
April 28, 2010
wo enforcement cases announced Tuesday by OSHA involve alleged fall protection violations and combined penalties totaling $105,000 against Birdair Inc. of Amherst, N.Y., and National Wrecking Co. of Chicago. Details
April 27, 2010
The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration said Monday that it cited a Cowboys Stadium roofing subcontractor for two violations in a December incident in which two maintenance workers slipped on an icy roof and slid until they were caught by a gutter. Details
March 22, 2010
OSHA has cited American Warming and Ventilating Inc., a manufacturer of louvers, dampers, and shutters, with $55,500 in proposed penalties for alleged serious and repeat violations of federal workplace safety and health standards. Details
March 18, 2010
A housebuilder has been fined after a teenage apprentice fell from the first floor of a house he was working on. Details
March 15, 2010
North Shore employers face $100K in fines, many for roofing Details
March 11, 2010
OSHA has fined the C.A. Franc construction company $539,000 following investigation of an incident in which a roofing worker fell 40 feet to his death at a jobsite. Details
February 25, 2010
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) www.osha.gov cited two contractors for allegedly violating safety standards after the tragic death of a worker who plummeted 90 feet from a tower in Epping, New Hampshire, last year. Details
February 24, 2010
OSHA has cited two contractors responsible for the rehabilitation and painting of a municipal water tower in Epping, N.H., for alleged violations of safety standards following the Aug. 7, 2009, death of a worker who fell 90 feet from the tower. Details
February 22, 2010
Calvert Construction Ltd. pled guilty to one charge and was fined $480 for violating Saskatchewan’s Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Regulations. Details
February 18, 2010
OSHA has fined the C.A. Franc construction company $539,000 following the investigation of a roofing worker who fell 40 feet to his death at a worksite in Washington, Pa. The Valencia, Pa.-based roof installer -- whose owner is Christopher A. Franc -- was cited for 10 per-instance willful citations for failing to protect workers from falls. Details
February 09, 2010
A worker put on his harness but forgot to attach it at the top at a job site near Wabasca Friday, injuring himself when he fell from the roof to the floor. Details
January 26, 2010
OSHA has cited Star Service Corp. of East Boston, Mass., for 25 alleged violations of workplace safety standards. The construction contractor faces a total of $54,250 in fines after OSHA inspectors twice found workers exposed to falls while repointing brick on a building located at the intersection of Meridian and Saratoga Streets in East Boston. Details
January 22, 2010
Brustin and Lundblad, Ltd. of Chicago, last night received a jury verdict in the amount of $9.5 million dollars, (reduced by 1/3rd for plaintiffs’ comparative negligence to $6.35 million) for a Chicago area construction laborer, who was 20 years old at the time of the accident. Details
January 21, 2010
5. Aviation company fined £2,400 after painter fall Date: 20 January 2010 Release No: 658/SWW/10 A Southend-based company has been prosecuted after an aircraft painter was severely injured in a fall - leaving him unable to work for more than two years. Details
January 12, 2010
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is proposing $40,500 in fines against St. Johns Shipping Co. in Fort Lauderdale for safety violations. Details
January 07, 2010
Inspectors will visit hundreds of construction sites across Ontario this month in what the Ministry of Labour is calling an enforcement blitz spurred by a tragic accident that killed four workers on Christmas Eve. Five workers fell 13 storeys to the ground, with only one man surviving the fall, when the swing stage platform they were on suddenly snapped. Details
December 30, 2009
TWO construction companies have been fined a total of $96,000 for worksite safety violations, which, in one case, resulted in one worker being injured. Details
December 28, 2009
The investigation into a construction accident that killed four men on Christmas Eve at a Toronto apartment building has elicited concerns about the safety of the platform that the workers were standing on before it broke in two. Details
December 14, 2009
The man who fell nearly 30 feet at a construction site in Devils Lake Tuesday was a new hire who was not supposed to be up on the deck from where he fell and he wasn’t wearing the proper safety equipment. He was in satisfactory condition Wednesday in Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. Details
December 11, 2009
Four contractors are facing nearly $160,000 in fines from the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) following the deaths of three construction workers in Austin, Texas. Details
December 09, 2009
OSHA has cited Tri-State Sprinkler Corp. for alleged willful and serious violations of safety standards after a worker fell ten feet at a Medford, Mass., worksite. The Derry, N.H.-based contractor faces a total of $61,200 in proposed fines. Details
December 09, 2009
Building company Generation Homes has been fined $6,500 for failing to provide edge protection on one of its building sites. Details
December 08, 2009
A Forest Park bridge and water tower painting contractor has been cited for eight safety and health violations stemming from an August incident where a worker fell to his death while painting underneath an overpass along Interstate 75 in West Chester Township. Details
December 07, 2009
All workplaces in Singapore would be required to implement Fall Protection Plans by 2015 under the plan published Dec. 2. While fatal falls have declined by 60 percent from a decade ago, the plan is meant to reduce them further. Details
December 04, 2009
Two workers were hurt in a fall from the roof at Cowboys Stadium Thursday morning, Arlington police said. Details
December 04, 2009
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Endres Processing LLC, headquartered in Rosemount, Minn., and its subsidiary, Endres Processing Ohio LLC, with safety and health violations that include exposing workers to combustible dust hazards. The firm manufactures an animal feed supplement from unsold bakery products. Proposed fines total $472,900. Details
December 02, 2009
A Southington maintenance contractor faces $50,250 in federal fines for allegedly placing its utility line painters at risk of electrocution, authorities say. Details
November 30, 2009
A Peekskill-based contracting company was recently cited by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration for violating safety standards during work it did at Peekskill Middle School. Details
November 23, 2009
The American Society of Safety Engineers recently noted that falls in the transportation industry are covered under the American National Standard Institute/ASSE Z359 Fall Protection standards, including rolling stock, which refers to all vehicles, such as trailers, that move on a railway. Details
November 11, 2009
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has proposed $50,600 in fines against Metro Steel Fabricators Inc., a Brooklyn steel erection contractor, for alleged willful and serious violations of safety standards at a Tuckahoe jobsite. Details
November 09, 2009
A construction worker was taken to the hospital after falling off the roof of the BJ’s Wholesale Club being built on Crown Colony Drive. Details
November 09, 2009
Recently released federal and state safety data show that fall protection remains a top concern. According to preliminary federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration data for the 12 months ending Sept. 30, fall protection had the second-highest number of violations. Details
November 09, 2009
The American Society of Safety Engineers announced the approval of a newly revised American National Standards Institute (ANSI) /ASSE Z359.0-2009 "Definitions and Nomenclature Used for Fall Protection and Fall Arrest" voluntary consensus standard. The aim of the standard, says ASSE, is to provide the most current information on slip, trip, and fall prevention. Details
November 09, 2009
New Place Carpentry, a New Haven, Conn., contractor with a long history of fall protection violations, faces a total of $308,500 in new fines from the OSHA for willful and repeat fall hazards following the agency's inspections at worksites in Plymouth and Methuen, Mass. Details
November 09, 2009
Federal labour code charges have been laid against a local rural Internet provider after a man fell from a residential TV tower at Gould Lake last year. Details
November 06, 2009
In the past five years in Nevada, more than one-third of construction deadly occurrences have been related to falls. UNLV’s construction management program and the school of nursing have come together to help educate workers to reduce this statistic. Details
November 05, 2009
A construction company working on a Toll Brothers development off Pond Street has been hit with $197,000 in fines for unsafe working conditions at the residential site. Details
November 03, 2009
It’s a new beginning of the end for the former Deutsche Bank building. This week, crews are scheduled to start disassembling the remaining 26 floors of what was once a 41-story office tower at 130 Liberty Street. Details
November 03, 2009
Reliance Fall Protection, a leader in custom fall protection solutions, is pleased to introduce the Reliance Tool Lanyard Series. Lanyards are available in a variety of configurations, and can support tools weighing up to 50 lbs. Details
October 28, 2009
The U.S. Department of Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has revealed the preliminary top 10 most-frequent workplace safety violations for 2009 as part of a presentation at the NSC's annual Congress & Expo. The number of top 10 violations has increased almost 30 percent over the same time period in 2008. Details
October 22, 2009
A manager of a roofing company in Illinois who pled guilty to obstructing an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) into an employee's death was sentenced to serve 30 days in custody. Details
October 16, 2009
A Moline man who pled guilty to trying to cover up safety violations during a fatal 2007 roofing accident in Rock Island was sentenced Thursday to 30 days in federal custody. Details
October 15, 2009
OSHA has proposed a total of $91,000 in fines against Summer and Winter Construction LLC, a Pittsfield, N.H.-based roofing contractor, for alleged fall hazards at worksites in Hanover and Manchester, N.H. Details
October 14, 2009
SINGAPORE: The number of fatalities at workplaces has gone up. The Manpower Ministry (MOM) and the Workplace Safety and Health Council said in their latest report that 36 people were killed at the workplace in the first half of this year. Details
October 12, 2009
A Pittsfield roofing contractor could face up to $91,000 in fines from the Department of Labor for conditions inspectors say put its workers at risk of falling. Details
October 08, 2009
Worker falls continue to be a problem at Hanford, with a recent fall captured on video. Details
October 08, 2009
The City of Kamloops will determine whether an appeal is likely before looking at what, if any, improvements are needed at its facilities. The city was found by the B.C. Supreme Court to be partially at fault in connection to an accident at the Mission Flats landfill that cost a man his leg. Details
October 02, 2009
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently revised the steel erection compliance directive for the agency’s Steel Erection Standard to change two enforcement policies related to tripping hazards and installation of nets or floors during steel erection. Details
October 02, 2009
New York construction accident attorney David Perecman adds yet another impressive win to his roster by winning monetary compensation for an injured construction worker that covers, past and current medical care costs, pain and suffering, and future medical and home care needs, in the amount of $9.36 Million. Details
October 02, 2009
A Plymouth construction worker was hospitalized with severe head injuries after falling from a 25-foot-high scaffold at a waterfront construction site in Cohasset. Details
October 01, 2009
Stainless Steel units are built for Extreme Conditions Details
September 08, 2009
Reliance Fall Protection, a leader in custom fall protection solutions, is pleased to announce the immediate availability of it’s new 63 page full color catalog. Details
August 25, 2009
Reliance Fall Protection, a leader in custom fall protection solutions, introduces the ‘Comfort Series’ of Full Body Harnesses. These harnesses combine our best-selling ‘A’ Series™ and ‘Ironman’ Series™ harnesses with ‘X’ style shoulder padding and thigh padding, eliminating the need to purchase these products separately. Details
August 07, 2009
Reliance Fall Protection, a leader in custom fall protection solutions, introduces a completely revised website. The site includes a searchable product database, product literature, and access to the Reliance Horizontal Lifeline Wizard™ (for registered users). Details