Workplace Deaths Down Nationally But "Still a Problem"

Police ID Operator Killed In Excavator Crash On Route 2 In East Hartford

http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-east-hartford-rt2-crane-0323-20170322-story.htmlEAST HARTFORD, CT – FATALITY
A construction worker fell to his death from the cab of an excavator that tipped over at Exit 2E on Route 2 Wednesday, according to the state Department of Transportation.

The worker, who was operating an …

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Man dies in bridge construction accident

http://www.courier-tribune.com/news/20170321/man-dies-in-bridge-construction-accidentThe site of a fall from a bridge under construction that led to a worker’s death Monday.

The bridge west of Asheboro is part of the U.S. 64 Bypass project.

Work has been halted temporarily on the project, including a scheduled lane closing for …

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Former British Marine, 32, who survived two tours of Afghanistan falls to his death working at a mine

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3133707/former-british-marine-32-who-survived-two-tours-of-afghanistan-falls-to-his-death-working-at-a-mine-just-months-after-starting-a-new-life-in-australia-with-his-wife-and-two-kids/His sudden death means he leaves behind a wife and two young sons aged four and one.

Nathaniel had been living in Queensland and working at the mine while awaiting a transfer to the Australian Army.

His grieving widow Katie Beesley has lashed out at …

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Florida’s workplace death rate rises more than nation’s, data shows

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/business/os-bz-workplace-accidents-20170317-story.htmlDuring the most recent year-long reporting period, Florida’s rate of fatalities increased from 2.7 to 3.1 for every 1,000 workers.

Nationally, the worker-fatality rate dropped during that time from 3.43 to 3.38 per 1,000, according to the Bureau of …

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Worker dies in wind turbine site accident

A Scottish Power Renewables spokesperson said: “ScottishPower Renewables can confirm the fatality of a 37 year old man working for a contractor at Kilgallioch Wind Farm in South Ayrshire.

“A full investigation is now under way by the Police and the …

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Savage River contract worker dies after fall at Grange Resources mine, WorkSafe investigates

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-03-17/mining-death-in-tasmania-under-investigation/8364722“Scaling operations are undertaken to ensure that loose material can’t be dislodged from a work area.

“Any workplace fatality is a tragedy and the union’s thoughts are clearly with the family and friends of the deceased worker and we continue to …

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