Construction Leads U.S. Industries in Struck-By Accidents, Deaths

struck-by accidents

The headlines say it all: “Worker killed by steamroller,” “Worker hit and killed on Highway 9,” “Worker hit, killed in construction zone.” Highway maintenance workers have some of the most dangerous jobs in the construction field, as do power-line installers and excavators. So says a new study that examines the role of “struck-by” hazards in… Read more »

The Often-Treacherous Business of Tree-Trimming

tree trimming risks

It happened again. An arborist was electrocuted and killed while trimming a tree in the backyard of a home in Littleton in mid-June. It was mid-morning and the man was 30 feet up in an ash tree when it happened. There was a power line that ran perpendicular to the tree and the worker may… Read more »