Scaffolding Fatalities – A Preventable Loss

Scaffolding Fatalities – A Preventable Loss

by Barry Maxwell, MSSafety Services Manager On Monday of this week, three people were killed, and two others injured after a scaffolding collapse at a construction site in Charlotte, North Carolina. All work at the site was halted after the victims fell approximately...
National Safety Stand Down to Prevent Workplace Falls

National Safety Stand Down to Prevent Workplace Falls

by Barry Maxwell, MSSafety Services Manager Fatalities caused by falls from elevation is the second leading cause of unintentional injury-related death for workers, with over 600 workers dying annually and almost 50,000 injured each year due to falls from elevation. ...
March is Ladder Safety Month

March is Ladder Safety Month

Why do we need yet another special “awareness” month, especially for something as simple as a ladder?  The CDC reports that approximately 20% of general industry worker fall injuries and 81% of construction worker fall injuries treated in US emergency departments...
Scaffolding Fatalities – A Preventable Loss

Scaffolding Fatalities – A Preventable Loss

The have been several fatal construction scaffolding incidents reported recently in the news. Unfortunately, this is far too common. The Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) reports an average of 55 fatalities occur from...