The AP is reporting that St. Louis rescue crews are searching for a crane operator who fell into the Mississippi River while working on a new bridge at St. Louis. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the crane broke Wednesday morning and fell over in the water. St. Louis Fire Department rescue crews went to the scene. The worker’s life jacket was found, but not the man.The worker was helping to build the new $640 million bridge.
As spring begins and the economy contrinues to strengthen, many construction workers will be returning to work. Large projects and developments can often lead to worker safety hazards or require working with dangerous or defective equipment. In the above incident, not only was the worker forced into a dangerous and unsafe situation, but he also fell victim to a faulty product. It is incidents such as these that often times could have been avoided if proper safety procedures were followed.
A construction worker doing masonry work at Kansas State University’s Bill Snyder Family Stadium fell 100 feet onto asphalt and died on Monday, August 1.
The man was working on the stadium’s east side where new restrooms are being put in. According to a K-State new release, witnesses said that a wooden board on the scaffolding gave way and the man fell onto the pedestrian concourse around the stadium’s parking lot.
Emergency medical responders arrived on the scene within a minute of the 12:27 p.m. incident. The man, whose name is not being released by campus police pending notification of family members, was dead at the scene.
The man was employed by Five Star Masonry, a subcontractor of Konrath Construction Managers, which is in charge of the renovation project at the stadium.
University officials said the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is investigating the death.
A 30-year-old construction worker was killed while working in a neighborhood in Ohio last week after being electrocuted by a power line pole.
The man and two co-workers were using a metal pole for a scaffolding project on a home in the neighborhood. One of the men climbed to the roof of the home while the 30-year-old and another man held the metal pole on the ground. A strong gust of wind then threw the pole into a nearby power line, with the men still holding on. Both men were electrocuted instantly and rushed to the hospital.
The 30-year-old man was pronounced dead on arrival, while his co-worker suffered serious burns all over his body. OSHA is currently conducting an investigation into the accident.
A 30-year-old Missouri man was swept a mile and a half down a sewage tunnel after a pump station released a rush of water and sewer.
The man was found grasping a man hole cover underneath a golf course and yelling for help after swallowing raw sewage during the incident. The man was transported to the hospital where he was treated for hypothermia and respiratory failure.
Officials from the city’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the accident, but have said that their report will not be finished for a few weeks.
A worker was injured after falling 30 feet in a construction site accident in St. Louis, Missouri.
The accident occurred around 9:30 a.m. at a brewery on Lemp. According to officials, the man was waiting for the elevator to take him downstairs and when the door opened he stepped forward. The man did not look down to realize that the platform was not there when the elevator doors arrived.
The 28-year-old man is employed with True North Wireless and is currently in critical condition after the three-story fall. A full investigation into the accident will be done by officials from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Construction accidents can cause serious injury to people involved, our thoughts are with the friends and family of the victim.
At the site for the new IBM Technology service center, a worker was killed in a construction accident after falling.
The man was working inside the building when he fell but the details of the fall are unknown at this point. Emergency crews were rushed to the scene to transport the man to the hospital. The man passed away shortly after arriving at the hospital.
The local police department along with the Occupational Safety and Health Commission will be conducting an investigation into the accident. The main contractor, Little Dixie Construction Co., is said to be in full compliance with OSHA’s regulations.
Construction site accidents can cause serious injury or worse. Our thoughts and condolences are with the family and friends of the victim.
Almost a dozen businesses and landmarks in St. Louis, Missouri will light their building orange this week to remind drivers to slow down in work zones.
This is part of the fourth annual Operation Orange campaign put on by the Department of Transportation. The program’s goal is to remind motorists to pay close attention in construction zones and avoid distractions, such as cell phone use, to ensure the safety of construction workers.
Officials from MoDOT say that motorists will need to be particularly careful this year because many major roadways will be undergoing construction. Last year, there were 679 crashes in work zones in the St. Louis region.