Silver Spring, MD — Of the nearly 225,000 construction worker deaths recorded in 2020, 60% of those workers were at least 65 years old, according to a new report from CPWR – The Center for Construction Research and Training.
The Mine Safety and Health Administration is ramping up efforts to improve safety at metal and non-metal mines after an “unacceptable” increase in deaths, MSHA chief Joseph A. Main wrote in a Jan. 30 letter to mining stakeholders.
Utility linemen face a variety of on-the-job hazards. From high-voltage contact and confined spaces to working at height and exposure to inclement weather, what’s being done to promote a culture of safety within the industry?