Death Draws OSHA Inquiry

REPORT: The Vue Construction Site Had Fire Code Problems

Posted: June 11, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Work continues Monday at the site of The Vue, a luxury apartment complex south of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in Fayetteville, a day after a worker was electrocuted.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration opened an investigation Monday into the death of a Joplin, Mo., man.

By The Numbers

Hazards at Work Sites

Out of 4,188 worker fatalities in private industry in 2011, 738 or 17.6 percent were in construction. Four types of accidents were responsible for more than half those deaths. Eliminating the “Fatal Four,” as federal safety experts have dubbed them, would save more than 400 lives a year:

Falls – 259 (35 percent)

Electrocutions – 69 (9 percent)

Struck by Object – 73 (10 percent)

Caught in-between – 18 (2 percent)

Source: U.S. Occupational Safety And Health Administration.

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This is appropriate. Do your job, OSHA.

Posted by: SPA

June 11, 2013 at 12:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

A month and two men late. Obama Safety and HA!

Posted by: JailBird

June 11, 2013 at 4:30 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

How many workers died building the Pyramids? The Panama Canal? What do these folk in Fayetteville have to complain about in comparison - right, Money?

Posted by: CaptainQuint

June 12, 2013 at 2:08 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Every great world wonder and fine piece of art that will be wondered at through the ages like the Vue apartments must demand some sacrifice. However none gave the ultimate gift in the building of the big ugly ball of peace on the square in downtown Fayettenam.

Posted by: JailBird

June 12, 2013 at 2:57 a.m. ( | suggest removal )