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Scaffolding Firm Says Workers Smoked at Notre Dame, Despite Ban

PARIS — A scaffolding firm that has worked on the roof of Notre Dame said some of its workers had smoked on the site, but ruled out that a cigarette butt might have started the fire that destroyed the cathedral’s …

Construction Workers Escape California Garage Collapse

Officials say a portion of a parking garage being built in Los Angeles collapsed minutes after nearly 200 construction workers were alerted that something was wrong and fled to safety. Traffic was briefly snarled when a section of the structure …

OSHA Plans ‘Safety Stand Down’ in Southern States

Federal officials and trade groups are asking construction workers to take a break for safety as temperatures increase across the South. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is conducting a one-hour “safety stand-down” in Alabama, Georgia and other Southern states …

2 Workers Killed When Wall Falls at Tennessee Construction Site

A wall has collapsed at a Hendersonville, Tenn., construction site and two construction workers were killed. The Tennessean reported a third worker was injured. Keith Douglas of Sumner County Emergency Management Agency said the injured worker was airlifted to Vanderbilt …

4 Workers Injured in Accident Near the University of Central Florida

Four construction workers have been injured following an accident near the University of Central Florida in Orlando. The workers got hurt as a concrete floor was being lowered by a crane Monday at the site of an apartment building under …

Olympic Builders Fed Porridge to Stop Worksite Accidents

Porridge. Breakfast of champions? Olympic organizers gave construction workers working on the Olympic village discounted porridge breakfasts to keep their blood sugar levels up – and found it reduced the number of accidents on site. The Olympic Delivery Authority, responsible …