As a motorist, you are used to reacting to colors: red for stop, yellow for caution and green for go. Orange is another color that warrants special attention because it is a work zone alert. If you are accustomed to driving around your local area, you probably know where many construction zones are located, but that will probably not be the case when you are traveling. You will need to adjust your driving not only because of the work zone ahead, but also in anticipation of the "no-zone" areas that surround any large trucks with which you may be sharing the road.
Material developments continue to play out in the aftermath of a tragic accident that occurred this past summer in neighboring Pennsylvania. Such an incident is hardly singular to that state and could happen in Ohio or virtually anywhere else across the country. We trace some important details here for our readers.
The adage, “Time is money” certainly seems alive and well in the construction industry.
A recent report issued by the national Bureau of Labor Statistics both confirms assumptions likely held by millions of Ohioans and other Americans and provides for a bit of a surprise, as well.
Notwithstanding good-faith attempts by management at a construction workplace to make the environment as safe as possible, and regardless of how many rules are promulgated by safety regulators to guard against construction accidents, industrial worksites always harbor the potential for danger and workers' injuries.
Manufacturing and industrial worksites can be flatly dangerous places in which to work, as evidenced by safety-related numbers and statistics issuing from diverse federal and state organizations tasked with oversight of worker safety.
When a crane collapses at a construction project in Ohio or elsewhere across the United States, it tends to a big deal.
Companies cited by the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) for safety-related violations at construction and other work sites can accept the citation -- whether that means paying a fine, remedying a substandard work condition that could lead to a construction accident, equipment accident or other injury or terminating engagement in a dangerous activity -- or challenge OSHA's determination.
Two weeks ago, an Ohio man was found dead at a construction company's office in Tallmadge. The 48-year-old, a mechanic from Deerfield, died of compressional asphyxia, according to the medical examiner. A co-worker found him dead, trapped under a pneumatic lift.
It's really the kind of construction accident that knows no geography.