Worker Safety in the Construction Industry

Worker Safety in the Construction Industry

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This is a print on demand edition of a hard to find publication. The safety of construction workers who toil in close proximity to cranes garnered congressional attention after tower cranes were involved in multiple fatalities at buildings under construction in 2008 (e.g., nine deaths in two incidents in New York City). Additional crane-related fatalities occurred since the House Education and Labor Committee held a hearing on construction worker safety in June 2008. Contents of this report: Fatal and Nonfatal Workplace Injuries; Fatalities in the Construction Industry: Causes of All Private Construction Fatalities; Fatalities Involving Cranes; Crane Safety Standards: The Federal OSHA Standard; Standards of Jurisdictions. Charts and tables.Another 4% involved overhead cranes, which also was the incidence for floating or barge cranes.12 (See the following text box ... Overhead Crane: The hoist is located on a bridge (horizontal beam) that is attached to two walls or the ceiling.

Title:Worker Safety in the Construction Industry
Author:Linda Levine
Publisher:DIANE Publishing - 2011-01


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