8 Best Practices to Decrease Your Accident Rate and Increase Your Approval Rate

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In most workplaces, accidents are a nuisance for worker and a headache for HR. However, at construction sites, accidents are potentially industry-ruining. Here are eight ways construction businesses can reduce workplace accidents and gain public approval.

AI Technology Predicts Jobsite Accidents

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Suffolk and Smartvid are developing technology that predicts accidents on work sites. The technology incorporates a deep-learning algorithm, and image-recognition software, according to Constructible.

Infographic: Construction accidents – ultimate statistics

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With that in mind, we prepared the following infographic of the most common construction accidents – divided into five main categories: How many? Read also: How to decrease accident rate on a construction site? Construction accidents construction accidentsSafety on construction sites should be a priority at all times.

Infographic: Construction accidents – ultimate statistics

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That’s why we prepared this infographic of top construction accidents – divided by these categories: how many? Read also: How to decrease accident rate on a construction site? Construction accidents construction accidentsSafety on construction sites needs to be a central focus at all times. where?

ACCIDENT INVESTIGATION

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OSHA recently reported that more than 4,000 workers died from workplace accidents last year, and nearly three million others were injured, or became ill, due to work-related actions. This reinforces why accident investigation needs to be an integral part of any company’s health and safety program. Accident investigation is critical, not only because of the legal reporting requirements, but also to correct any conditions or procedures in order to prevent a recurrence of the problem.

How To Efficiently Decrease Your Accident Rate

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Safety accident rate construction construction industry safetyConstruction is one of the most dangerous industries in the world. In 2015, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 937 workers lost their lives on construction sites, only in United States.

NYC construction accidents, fatalities on the rise

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The increase in worker accidents and deaths in New York City come during a period of booming activity

Can AI Predict Construction Accidents?

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Suffolk, a construction-based company headquartered in Boston, has been developing a system that makes use of a deep-learning algorithm trained on construction site images and accident records. According to Technology Review, the system can be put to work monitoring a new construction site and

NYC charges construction supers in mini crane accident

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The Manhattan District Attorney's office announced criminal charges against two construction supervisors in the wake of a June crane accident that resulted in serious injuries to two workers

How maintaining warehouse floors can reduce the risk of accidents

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No-one wants their star employee to be laid low with a broken leg, for example, and the worst accidents could even be fatal. The post How maintaining warehouse floors can reduce the risk of accidents appeared first on Construction Marketing Association Blog. Unemployment has dropped to below 5%, with positive employment figures showing that the economy added more than 230,000 new jobs in February.

Handling Traffic Accidents

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Citing the amount of time consumed filling accident reports on non-injury accidents (estimated at 250 hours a week); there are a number of cities where police have decided not to respond to non-injury traffic accidents. This is good information to have even if you’re in an area where the police do respond to accidents. Drivers involved in accidents are expected to perform the steps listed below. Accidents & Fatalities Industry accidents road accidents

Safety Measures to Prevent Accidents at Building Construction Site

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Safety measures at construction sites helps to prevent unforeseen accidents. Accidents at construction sites may lead to loss of life and involve. Construction Construction Safety How To Guide Safety Guide safety

Worker Killed in Crane Accident

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A construction worker was killed in a crane accident on Penn State’s campus, reports Onward State. Dick can conduct an investigation of the accident Jerod Chapman, 29, was breaking down a crane to move it when another worker removed a pin.

Worker Dies in Excavator Accident

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A worked died in a construction accident involving an excavator at a site near San Jose, Calif., reports NBC Bay Area. According to a Santa Clara County sheriff's spokesman, the bucket of an excavator struck and killed the man.

Recent deadly accidents, new regulations put crane safety in the spotlight

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While crane companies bear the brunt of safety obligations for operators and equipment, general contractors and developers aren't off the hook and need to know their roles, industry experts say

OSHA Clears Contractor in Crane Accident

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cleared a contractor of wrongdoing related to a crane that tipped over on Aug. 15, dropping a 74-ton steel beam onto Pennsylvania’s state Route 15. The investigation concluded that the company involved, New Enterprise Stone & Lime

[VIDEO] Testing Soil to Prevent Trenching Accidents

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“Excavations in Construction/Soil Classification,” a new video from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, highlights the importance of soil classification when performing trenching and excavation work. The video examines how visual inspection of soil is performed by a competent person

Three Construction Accidents, Two Deaths

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Worker falls from man lift, is impaled on survey stick. Durango, CO / September 23: Twenty-three-year-old Brian John Anthony Shaw was ejected from a manlift at a Bayfield, CO construction site where SEMA Construction was rebuilding the Bayfield Parkway bridge over the Los Pinos River

Construction Work Accidents- Where Do the Risks Lie?

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To help highlight where the risks lie, the HSE release figures every year detailing stats on the number of injuries and accidents that have been reported and how they have been caused. Accident at work specialists, Tranter Cleere Solicitors , have trawled through the figures released for 2012/2013 to bring you an ‘at a glance’ look at some of the key statistics released; Fatal Injuries.

OSHA fines Pennsylvania contractor $331K for fatal electrocution accident

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In addition to proposed penalties, OSHA added the deceased worker's employer, Insight Pipe Contracting, to its severe violator program

Construction Accident Turns Into Recovery Mission

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An accident involving a construction worker getting stuck in a sewer trench, has turned into a recovery mission, reports NBC Connecticut

Man Killed in Crane Accident

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The accident happened at 8:56 a.m. The owner of an equipment dealership was killed when a crane he was operating fell over In Allegan County, Michigan. Police identified that man as Robert Jay Geurink, 55, owner of the business.

Worker Killed in Bridge Construction Accident

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construction worker died in an accident while working on the rehabilitation of the Bong Bridge in Duluth, Minn., reports the Duluth News Tribune. The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office said the deceased suffered “multiple blunt force injuries due to a pedestrian-forklift mishap

Keys to an Effective Accident Investigation

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The nature of a workplace accident will determine the extent of the investigation, the resources that will be needed, what types of investigative processes will be required, and who will need to be interviewed. Your primary goal in this step is to gather accident information that can give critical clues into the causes associated with the accident. To do that you must first secure the accident scene. Past accident reports. Accidents & Fatalities

Man Dies in Excavator Accident

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A 62-year-old man died when the excavator he was operating overturned, causing him to fall approximately 80 feet down a hill, reports WDBJ7

Insights Into Tree Care Accidents

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Tree Care Industry Association studies tree care-related accidents in 2014, offers trends and analysis

Keys to an Effective Accident Investigation

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The nature of a workplace accident will determine the extent of the investigation, the resources that will be needed, what types of investigative processes will be required, and who will need to be interviewed. Your primary goal in this step is to gather accident information that can give critical clues into the causes associated with the accident. To do that you must first secure the accident scene. Past accident reports.

Worker Dies in Excavator Accident

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A construction worker was killed when an excavator dumping gravel slid into the ditch where he was working, reports MLive

UPDATE: NYC Crane Accident Recommendations

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Buildings Commissioner Rick Chandler have announced publication of a report by the city’s Technical Working Group with 23 crane safety recommendations. The Crane Safety Technical Working Group was formed by de Blasio after February’s crane collapse in Tribeca

New International Standard To Reduce Mining Accidents

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There’s no question that mining has been made safer over the years, but mines are still one of the most hazardous places to work. The causes can be numerous, from explosive dust and toxic gases to collapse of mine shafts, and the consequences severe, with thousands of fatalities each year

New ISO Standard Codes Mining Accidents

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There’s no question that mining has been made safer over the years, but mines are still one of the most hazardous places to work. The causes can be numerous, from explosive dust and toxic gases to collapse of mine shafts, and the consequences severe, with thousands of fatalities each year

Worker Dies in Excavator Accident

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A construction worker was operating an excavator before concrete crushed the vehicle’s cab, according to Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officials. The cause of the incident remains unclear, but Norfolk, Va.,

Top contractors partner with AI firm to prevent jobsite accidents before they happen

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By sharing images and project data, Suffolk, JE Dunn, Clayco and more will boost the Smartvid.io AI engine's ability to spot risks, which can cost contractors as much as $36,000 per incident

Seattle Crane Cable Accident Under Investigation

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Washington's State Department of Labor and Industries (L&I) has opened an investigation into Tuesday's crane accident in Seattle. Compass General Construction runs the site at Western Avenue and Blanchard Street.

Anatomy of an excavator accident

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This YouTube video was posted in June 2017 but has only now come to my attention. This YouTube video was posted in June 2017 but has only now come to my attention. Read Full Article: The Construction Index

Dump Truck Accident Electrocutes & Kills Worker

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A construction worker was killed when a dump truck struck a power line and electrocuted him, reports NewsOK. Victor M. Ramirez Baltazar, 34, was standing at the rear of an asphalt paving machine while a dump truck was raising its bed to dump asphalt into the machine.

OSHA cites contractor in NYC mini-crane accident, proposes $155K fine

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Louis-based Western Waterproofing allegedly put employees at risk by allowing untrained workers to operate the equipment on a Manhattan site

Crane Townhome Accident Displaces Two Families

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After police had blocked off the street where the accident occured to protect passersby, two wreckers removed the crane from the townhomes. A truck crane overturned onto multiple townhomes while being operated by Big Woody’s tree trimming business in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The machine had fallen

Plumbing accident gives great reminder to keep on top of safety

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A recent plumbing accident in New Jersey is a reminder for contractors to always put safety first. Content Classification: Curated. read more. Plumbing

San Francisco to expand background checks on contractors after deadly tunnel accident

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The city will intensify its screening of contractors following a revelation that a contractor being investigated in the Twin Peaks Tunnel incident may have had a history of undisclosed safety violations