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Who Is Responsible for Ensuring Safe Conditions at a Construction Site?

If you are one of the thousands of North Carolinians who work on a construction site, you know the importance of safety. From heavy machinery to falling debris, the potential for accidents abounds anywhere construction is happening. In 2016, 30 fatal accidents occurred in the private construction sector in North Carolina, more than in any… Read More »

Winston-Salem Worker Killed in Construction Accident

According to police in Winston-Salem, a worker died after being injured in a construction accident on Tuesday, July 7. Members of the Winston-Salem police and fire departments say they responded to the report of the accident, which occurred at a building site at 525 Vine St. The worker was a 65-year-old man from Chester, South… Read More »

NC Department of Labor Says Design Flaws Caused Bridge Collapse

The North Carolina Department of Labor recently announced that its investigation into the bridge collapse on the northern campus of Wake Tech University found that the accident stemmed from flaws in the bridge’s design. The accident, which occurred in November 2014, led to the death of a construction worker at the site. On the day… Read More »

Scaffolding Accident in Raleigh Leads to Three Deaths

In late March, a construction accident in Raleigh led to the deaths of three workers, while sending one other employee to the hospital. Workers reportedly had been dismantling a scaffold that was being used on a high-rise construction project. When a piece of it fell to the ground, the workers fell with it. According to… Read More »

Construction Workers Continue to Face High Risk of Workplace Injuries

Whether they are involved in building construction or repair, or working on highways or utility systems, construction workers face significant risk of injuries as they work at high elevations and with dangerous equipment. While most injured North Carolina workers can turn to the state workers’ compensation system to pay medical and certain other expenses, an… Read More »

Is Safety a Priority on Your Construction Job Site?

An improving U.S. economy is stimulating the construction industry in North Carolina. Across the state, workers are busy building new commercial structures, erecting sports facilities and improving the state’s highways and roads. Employers are hiring again and more work means more money. With more workers on the job, the potential for more construction site accidents… Read More »

2 Department of Transportation Workers Killed in Car Accident

Posted on Sep 7, 2012 10:35am PDT In Culberson, North Carolina, two Department of Transportation employees were working on the road when they were hit by an oncoming vehicle, a black ford escape. Dannie Burrell and Tony Wright were killed as they were working on the highway with a team of four other men doing… Read More »

Collapsed Crane results in Second Death of Construction Worker

Posted on Aug 1, 2012 11:30am PDT U.S. Highway 41 has been in progress for expansion, and this month they experienced a second death of one of the construction employees. The expansion project is worth $54 million dollars, and focuses on widening the Butte des Morts bridge on this part of the highway. Reports show… Read More »

Residental Structure Collapses and Kills One Man

Posted on Mar 27, 2012 6:00am PDT A residential structure collapsed last week in Pemiscot County leaving one man dead and a child injured. Police are still investigating the construction accident that took place in the rural community. According to the police report, the house collapsed in on itself last week in Homestown. Several firefighters… Read More »

Contractor Loses License Over Construction Accident

Posted on Feb 16, 2012 12:15pm PST A contractor not only lost his license, but could also face jail time for his involvement in a construction accident. The contractor lost his license last week when the Contractors State License Board learned about a man being buried alive several years ago. The contractor was working on… Read More »

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