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

Construction Marketing Blog

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.


The Safety Blog

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.

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Safety Measures to Prevent Accidents at Building Construction Site

The Constructor

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

How To Efficiently Decrease Your Accident Rate


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.


Worker Dies in Excavator Accident

Construction Equipment

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.

Plumbing accident gives great reminder to keep on top of safety

Constructor Magazine

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

UPDATE: NYC Crane Accident Recommendations

Construction Equipment

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

Worker Killed in Bridge Construction Accident

Construction Equipment

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

Source: NYC Crane Accident in May Caused by Cut Sling

ENR Construction

Madison Avenue accident in Midtown Manhattan highlights the vulnerabilities of sling protection procedure. Business Management

A First Step Toward Predicting Deadly Construction Accidents

ENR Construction

After years of successful work in limiting injuries, big industrial owners and contractors are recognizing the need to shift more effort to the stubbornly persistent problem of fatalities

Seattle Crane Cable Accident Under Investigation

Construction Equipment

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.

OSHA's Accident Reporting Final Rule Effective August 10

Construction Equipment

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Construction Worker Dies After Crane Accident

Construction Equipment

A crane accident at a New York City hotel construction site killed one worker, according to the New York Fire Department. The 40-year-old construction worker, who has not yet been identified, was operating a flat bed truck crane when the boom collapsed and fell on him.

Man Dies in Excavator Accident

Construction Equipment

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

How 'Normal' Activities Led to Three Fatal Construction Accidents

ENR Construction

At these jobsites, sloppy practices seem to have been routine, or normalized, and deadly

Worker Killed in Crane Accident

Construction Equipment

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.

Three Construction Accidents, Two Deaths

Construction Equipment

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

China Enacts Law Making Owners Liable for Jobsite Accidents

ENR Construction

According to official government figures, some 66,000 people died in 282,000 work safety accidents in China during 2015

Keys to an Effective Accident Investigation

The Safety Blog

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

Worker Dies in Excavator Accident

Construction Equipment

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

Worker Dies in Excavator Accident

Construction Equipment

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.,

Searching for Solutions to Dangerous Electrical Accidents

ENR Construction

In the past two decades, more than half of construction fatalities have been caused by electrical incidents

Insights Into Tree Care Accidents

Green Industry Professionals

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

Dump Truck Accident Electrocutes & Kills Worker

Construction Equipment

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.

Carelessness around forklifts can have dire results

FDR Safety

The accident happened at the business which the injured man owned.”. David also offered some observations that bear repeating: Forklift accidents happen to young, middle aged and older workers. No matter what your age, don’t think you can’t be touched by a forklift accident. as the result of a forklift accident. Accident Prevention

Tree Care Accident Numbers on the Rise

Green Industry Professionals

Tree care accident numbers are increasing, serving as a reminder of the dangers of tree care and the need for a focus on safety

Study: Obese drivers more likely to die from car accidents

The Safety Blog

Study: Obese drivers more likely to die from car accidents. The study follows earlier investigations into the relationship between obesity and auto-accident deaths that indicate a “cushion effect” allows overweight individuals to move further forward before safety restraints stop their motion, possibly resulting in more frequent and more severe injuries. Accidents & Fatalities

Worker Killed in Freak Chop Saw Accident

ENR Construction

Water mechanic was making residential pipe connection when bound chop saw kicked back and sliced carotid artery

Crane Collapses Across Traffic Lanes at Tappan Zee Bridge Project in N.Y.

ENR Construction

The accident blocked traffic in both directions

New York City files criminal charges on owner for deadly building façade accident


New York City’s Law Department filed criminal charges against a building owner who it alleges paid no heed to warnings about a crumbling facade that killed a two-year-old child last year

Two New York Workers Crushed By Beam in Queens Crane Accident

Construction Equipment

Workers on a jobsite at 81-10 134th Steet in Briarwood, New York, were hoisting a 30-foot eyebeam while working at a six-story tall structure this morning when the beam became unstable and bumped into a building, causing it to swing out of control. Around 12:10 p.m. the crane cable snapped, the beam fell, smashed into the crane operator's cab. The beam then fell on to a ground worker who was holding the tether line. Both workers were killed

OSHA stats highlight importance of fall protection

FDR Safety

While careful attention to fall protection is needed in a wide variety of workplaces, evidence for its importance clearly can be seen in fatality statistics in the construction industry – falls were the leading cause of fatal construction accidents in 2013, with 294 of the 796 total deaths. Accident Prevention OSHA


A world-class program takes the next step with off the job safety

FDR Safety

The launch of this program recognizes a very important issue in safety – the vast majority of accidents involving workers occur when they are off the job. Accident Prevention If you want to see what a company can accomplish with a laser focus on safety, you need to look no further than National Steel City , a leading steel construction and erection company.


Source: Cut Sling Caused Dropped Load Accident in Manhattan in May

ENR Construction

Air conditioning unit's sharp edge may have sliced through softener during la Sunday morning lift in Midtown Manhattan. Business Management

Free Customizable Construction Accident Prevention Programs

Contractor Bookkeeping

A lot of our contractor clients have needed an Accident Prevention Program to include with their bid submittal package and some of them have found this resource useful. There Are Three Links With FREE Downloads. No Form To Fill Out - Just Click And Go!

Forensic Engineer Mines Accidents for Safety Gold

ENR Construction

Jim Wiethorn has, over the past three decades, investigated hundreds of crane accidents and generated a mountain of data on what causes lifting machines to fail. People

Safety off the job for July 4th

FDR Safety

Accident PreventionJuly 4th is a good time to remember that safety for employees shouldn’t end when the work day is over. Fireworks are potentially hazardous, and anyone who intends to use them this weekend should be very aware of safety. The Consumer Products Safety Commission offers the following tips for using fireworks. Make sure fireworks are legal in your area before buying or using them and be sure to purchase your devices from a licensed distributor.