One of the most deadly accidents in the construction industry is a fall from heights, which is why there are so many OSHA regulations to prevent them. It’s why temporary guard rails, flag warning systems on roofs, harnesses, and netting are required. In the video below, you’ll see a construction worker who slipped off a second story roof land on a car, crushing the roof and back window. Luckily, he was able to stand up immediately after the fall. We recently shared a video of another man who failed to wear fall protection and was catapulted off of a boom lift, which you can watch here.
The CCTV footage, shared by The Daily Mail, was taken by a security camera in the Hevei Province in North China. It’s a great reminder to not take all of our safety precautions for granted. This accident could have ended up a lot worse for the man, but, instead, he’ll just have to figure out how he’s going to pay for the car repairs.
As you may already know, the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks officially opened their new home, the Fiserv Forum, for the 2018-2019 NBA season last October. That new stadium is being heralded as the “World’s First Bird Friendly Arena,” due to many of the design features. Well, since the new one is open, we can only expect that the old, non-bird friendly (I’m assuming) arena has overstayed its welcome and has to go.
Let’s get 2019 started with the first building demolition by implosion of the year.
The Smithsonian channel is airing a series of shows titled America in Color, in which they enhance lost or forgotten video footage of the 1900s, beginning with the 1920s. Part of the first episode in the series shows the men that worked on skyscrapers in New York City and it’s been edited to show color, as opposed to black and white, for the first time.
Everyone has a camera in their pocket these days and when something goes down on the jobsite, you can bet it’s going to be captured on video one way or another. That can either be a great thing for marketing or an awful way to showcase your business.
Look, you could mobilize on site the boring old way by loading your heavy equipment on the bed of a trailer and driving it to site, or you could take a note from the Bravo Company of the 37th Engineer Battalion of the United States and spice things up a bit.
“World’s Largest” is definitely a sought after goal, especially in the construction industry. Sarens, a crane rental, heavy lifting, and engineered transport company in Belgium, has recently released a supersized crane that is being regarded as the largest crane in the world, by both size and lifting capacity.
Multiple buildings imploded at the same time with multiple different camera views? Sounds like the making of a great demolition video.