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5 Tips For Preventing Scaffolding Accidents

Scaffolding is common in many workplaces, from construction sites to refineries to offshore oil rigs. When these structures are poorly built or improperly installed, workers can be seriously injured or killed. Common Scaffolding Injuries The most common scaffolding accidents are falls from the structure and being hit by objects that fall from it. Common injuries

Worker Dies After Fall From Bridge Caused By Towboat Collision

A bridge worker died Thursday when a towboat pushing barges struck the Eads Bridge in St. Louis. The 24-year-old was sandblasting the bridge when the collision occurred. He fell from the scaffolding, landing on the platform of the towboat. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim’s name has not been released yet, but according to

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