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Fall from Cellular Tower Investigation

By Edward J. Zemeck, P.E.
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Cellular towers require frequent service calls to repair, upgrade, or install new communications equipment. They are also subject to routine inspection related to the structural integrity of the tower…

Concrete Reinforcement (Rebar) Impalement Hazards

By Jeffrey A. Tedder, P.E.
Expert Overview

The installation of reinforcing bars for concrete construction, or rebar, is a specialized construction activity that is inherently dangerous not only for the craftsmen engaged in the actual rebar…

The Hazards of Concrete Pumping Operations

By Jeffrey A. Tedder, P.E.
Expert Overview

Concrete pumping operations present a number of typical mishaps that can lead to personal injury. Many of these hazards are associated with the forces and energy exerted by the pump and should be…

Construction Vehicle Back-Overs

By Gregory H. Pestine, P.E.
Expert Overview

Construction vehicles which pose a risk for back-over incidents include pick-up trucks, workers’ private vehicles, dump trucks, ready-mix concrete trucks, tractor trailers, heavy equipment such…

Construction Drums in Roadway Work Zones

By Kevin V. Gorman, MSCE, P.E., CCM
Expert Article

Drums, cones, tubular markers, vertical panels and barricades are all channelizing devices used on and around roadways during construction, maintenance and utility projects. The Highway Construction…

Construction Safety: Baker Scaffolds

By Robert J. O’Connor, P.E.
Expert Overview

Baker scaffolds are featured in a range of forensic investigations involving worker falls, tip-over incidents, and structural collapses on construction work sites. In this article, Civil Engineer and…

Holes as Fall Hazards on Construction Sites

By J. David Gardner, P.E.
Expert Overview

Fall-through hazards (i.e. holes) are among the myriad of safety concerns commonly found on construction sites. Contained within OSHA’s Fall Protection regulations, a ‘hole’ is…

OSHA Construction Fall Protection - Reference Guide

By Brent R. Leisenring, P.E.
Expert Article

The Construction Safety Experts at Robson Forensic have compiled the OSHA Fall Protection Reference Guide. This guide covers the construction fall protection standards that are most commonly cited in…

Night Work: New York City Highway Construction

By Michael J. Tuttman, P.E.
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In this article, Civil Engineer, Highway & Bridge Engineering Expert, Michael Tuttman, P.E. discusses the unique challenges involved in performing construction projects in a busy metropolitan…

Temporary Traffic Impact Attenuators

By Kevin V. Gorman, MSCE, P.E., CCM
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In this article, Civil Engineering expert, Kevin Gorman, P.E., C.C.M. discusses temporary traffic impact attenuators. His discussion includes an overview of the different types of attenuators, and an…

Construction Fall Protection Equipment

By J. David Gardner, P.E.
Expert Article

Falls consistently represent the number one cause of construction worker fatalities in the United States. While there are many causes of fall incidents and several prevention strategies, this article…

Excavation Damage to Underground Utilities

By Michael J. Tuttman, P.E.
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In this article Civil Engineer Michael Tuttman discusses the locating and protection of underground utility facilities, provides an overview of the various safety measures used while excavating in the…

Construction Project Site Specific Safety Plans

By Jason Randle, P.E., LEED AP
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In this article, civil engineer & construction safety expert, Jason Randle, P.E. provides an overview of construction project Site Specific Safety Plans. His discussion includes a description of…

Construction Trench Safety Measures

By C. William Brewer, P.E.
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In this article Civil Engineer, Bill Brewer discusses construction trench safety and provides an overview of the various safety measures used to protect workers from deadly trench collapses. The civil…

The Role of Project Owners in Promoting Safety On & Around Construction Sites

By William E. J. Martin, AIA, NCARB
Expert Article

In this article, architect & construction expert, Will Martin discusses the project owner’s role in promoting safety on and around the construction site. Our experts are frequently retained…

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