|Comments Off on Indiana OSHA Gets Dismal Report Card
Indiana is not the safest place to work. That’s according to a federal investigation which found that Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration (IOSHA) mishandled complaints, inhibited investigations and discouraged whistle-blowers. And workplace safety experts say the litany of problems documented in the federal investigators’ 19-page report could put the health and safety of Indiana [...]
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|Comments Off on Construction Workers Vulnerable to Injuries and Premature Death

New research from the Center for Construction Research and Training, affiliated with the AFL-CIO, indicates that almost all construction workers will have at least one work-related injury during their lifetime and are at greater risk of dying prematurely. Researchers drew from multiple years of data from national sources, including the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries. […]

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|Comments Off on New Regulations Aimed at Ensuring Safety of Temporary Outdoor Stages

The Indiana Fire Prevention and Building Safety Commission has OK’d temporary regulations that cover the 2012 fair and festival season. These are the state’s first rules concerning the kind of temporary outdoor stage rigging involved in last summer’s deadly State Fair stage collapse, which killed seven people and injured nearly 60 others. The new regulations […]

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|Comments Off on Richard Lowe Dies After Falling From Grain Bin During Inspection

The owner of a company that inspects and repairs old farm structures died Wednesday after being struck by a piece of machinery and falling from a grain bin.  69-year old, Richard B. Lowe, of Darlington fell to his death from a grain bin Wednesday afternoon at Davidson Farm, 5496 S. C.R. 310 E., Crawfordsville.  Around […]

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|Comments Off on Excavator pins and kills construction worker David Anderson at work site

INDIANAPOLIS — An excavator weighing an estimated 20 tons backed into and killed a construction worker at 9:30 a.m. Monday morning while placing concrete barriers in a construction zone at I-465 and Allisonville Road. David Anderson, 33, of Brownsburg, Ind., was one of two workers assisting the excavator driver in placing the barriers when the […]

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|Comments Off on William M. Harrison of West Lafayette Dies in Construction Accident in Shadeland, Indiana

A 911 phone call from a lot near 300 South and Henry Street in Shadeland came into the Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Department shortly before 9:28 a.m. Wednesday morning, stating that a concrete mixer had rolled into a pool.  According to Tippecanoe County Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant Ron Faith, construction crews were trying to fill a dug […]

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|Comments Off on Construction worker Juan Rosas killed in multivehicle crash

On October 5, 2011, at approximately 1:00 p.m., Juan-Hernandez Rosas was killed in a multi vehicle crash while working as a traffic flagman for a construction crew installing a beam on I-465 over 30th Street in Indianapolis, Indiana. At the time of the accident it has been reported that Mr. Rosas was holding a “slow” […]

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