A fuel transfer resulted in an explosion and injuries to a construction worker involved in the accident. The worker was taking steps to transfer fuel from an underground tank when the device apparently caught fire, which led to an explosion. The worker was being treated for first and second-degree burns to his arms and torso, according to local media reports.
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A year after initial implementation of a new series of workplace injury reporting rules, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a report outlining conclusions drawn from accumulated data, which may serve to boost employer-based safety initiatives and produce better outcomes.
In the midst of New York City’s recent construction boom, safety violations have often gone unchecked and workers have suffered the consequences.
Witnesses told authorities that a concrete block fell as many as 30 stories from the Trump Bay Tower before it struck a New Jersey cop who was manning the street below. City spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill says the officer, who is a 16-year veteran, is in stable condition after the incident.
As the New Jersey construction accident lawyers at Eisbrouch Marsh know, some dangers are expected in a construction zone. But Gary Anderson, a 58-year-old delivery man, was killed in an unexpected freak accident at a construction site last week.