Long road to justice: a jury trial verdict for client injured on construction site

It’s been nearly five years since Charles Pamplin’s foot was crushed in a construction site accident. Charles was a welder with 30 years experience when he was contracted to work on a Clark County, Washington construction site. The project was massive: assembling a new oil rig for BP. A dangerous construction site and a scaffold… Learn More »

Construction Sites Commonplace for Injuries

Almost 6.5 million people work at over 250,000 construction sites in the U.S. on any given day, according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Because of the heavy equipment and hazardous conditions often present at construction sites, the fatal injury rate for the construction industry is well higher than the national average for… Learn More »

Rise in Construction Injuries

Construction work is known for being dangerous. With the seventh-highest rate of non-fatal injury among all occupations in 2009 alone, construction workers died on the job almost three times the rate that all other workers in the US did. Additionally, while overall workplace fatalities decreased by over 6% in 2012, construction site fatalities actually increased by… Learn More »

Safety Rope Saves Seattle Window Washer Who Fell From Building

The media reported Monday that a safety rope helped save the life a window-washer who fell eight stories from a downtown building. The worker certainly would have died, but the safety rope caught on to something at the second floor and softened the impact when the worker hit the ground. As a result, he only suffered… Learn More »

Oregon’s OSHA Division to Increase Crane Inspections

Announcing commencement of crane inspections in State of Oregon

Federal Government to Institute Nationwide Certification Test for Crane Operators

Reports on announcement of new certification test for crane operators required by OSHA

Wrongful Death Lawsuit Filed After Fatal Crane Collapse

Reports on wrongful death lawsuit filed after crane accident in Illinois

Another New York City Crane Collapse

Story about crane collapse in New York City.

Crane Collapse in Miami Kills 2, Injures 7

In another tragic construction accident yesterday, two construction workers were killed and five people were injured after a crane fell 30 floors from a high-rise condominium under construction in Miami and smashed into a nearby home. With the recent devastating crane collapse in New York City, the safety of cranes has taken center stage. Here’s… Learn More »