Construction Accident

Bridge Detour Blamed for Spike in Accidents

With the northbound lanes of Interstate 395 remaining closed until early this morning, police noticed a sharp increase in vehicle accidents at the blue bridge in Bellingham, according to KEPR TV. Several detour routes had delays of 45 minutes or more, and that has caused a spike in accidents. There were four on Saturday afternoon …

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Crane Hits Construction Workers in Seattle

Two construction workers were transported to Harborview Medical Center on Thursday when they were reportedly struck by a crane’s load at their job site – a parking garage at CenturyLink Field. According to the Associated Press, the men were struck by rebar as it was raised by a crane. One of the men reportedly sustained …

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‘Controlled Blast’ Damages New York City Buildings

A subway construction site failure caused damage to other buildings and blasted rocks into the streets, according to the Washington Post. Workers were attempting to create an escalator for a subway line in Manhattan when the accident happened. Investigators determined that steel plates covering the subway were unable to absorb pressure as they were supposed …

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Worker Injured in Accident at Construction Site

A 53-year-old construction worker who was operating heavy equipment Saturday morning at the University of Washington was critically injured when a concrete slab fell and nearly crushed him to death, according to the Seattle Post Intelligencer. The construction crew was there for a building demolishing project when a piece of concrete fell onto the cab …

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Forklift Driver Injured in Rollover Crash

A construction worker was injured in an accident at Washington State University, according to a news release from the school. The man was driving an extended forklift when the vehicle rolled over. He had been working on a project for a new residence hall that is expected to house 300 students. It was unclear what …

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Nevada Officials Investigating Fatal Construction Accident

The Nevada Occupational Safety and Health Administration has launched an investigation into a fatal accident that happened at an underground construction site, according to WSET. A 44-year-old man died and another was injured Monday at about 4:30 p.m. while working in a tunnel, which is three feet in diameter. They were about 600 feet below …

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