April 2023 Accidents Report

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OSHA investigating excavator crash into Ocean Blvd. condo building

This article was originally published on April 4 2023 on wmbf.com. A video can be seen at the original site.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) – An investigation into the high-reach excavator that crashed into an Ocean Blvd. condo building just over a week ago is underway.

South Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is investigating after the machine overturned, crashing into the Boardwalk Beach Resort while working on a construction site.

Investigations generally take at least 8 weeks. SC OSHA looks for any OSHA violations that may have in any way contributed to the incident.

Myrtle Beach Fire Department said no one was injured, but there is damage to the building.

MBPD Captain Jon Evans confirmed the Boardwalk Beach Resort was unoccupied at the time of the incident and the plans are for that building to be torn down at a later date.

The excavator was lifted from the building last Tuesday.

Double truck mount fatality

This article is reprinted from Vertikal.net, published on April 20, 2023. The original site also has a video on this incident.

Two men have died after a structural failure occurred on a truck mounted lift in Milan, Italy

The incident occurred last Wednesday in Noverasco di Opera on the south side of Milan, three men were trimming trees at a golf club, working from a 40 metre truck mounted lift, when it seems the top of the boom broke away and dropped to the ground from a height of between 15 and 20 metres.

The platform a Simon-Cella VT400 truck mount, likely to date from the mid-1990s, was working at the Le Rovedine Golf Club. We understand that it was being operated by its owner with a customer, one assumes a tree worker in the platform, a third man, 25, was also seriously injured in the incident, suffering head, chest and leg traumas with multiple bone fractures. We do not know if he was also in the platform or was struck by the falling boom section. The two men who died were 51 and 69 years old.

Man partially buried in trench collapse on Spanish Fork construction site

This article is reprinted from ABC4.com originally published on April 18, 2023.

SPANISH FORK, Utah (ABC4) — A 25-year-old man has been injured after a trench collapsed and partially buried him Tuesday morning, Apr. 18, according to Spanish Fork Fire & EMS.

Eight construction workers were working on digging a trench for the footing of a new building when one man reportedly jumped down into the trench to check the depth. The right side of the trench then collapsed on top of him, burying his full left leg and partial right leg.

The Utah County Special Rescue Team arrived on the scene and stabilized the trench, successfully digging him out. The man was life-flighted to a local trauma center in stable condition, according to the department.

Spanish Fork Fire & EMS Captain Kristina Reid said trench collapses, especially with survivors, are not common.

“This patient is super lucky and we are happy to report that we had a successful rescue,” she said.

No other individuals or equipment were in the trench at the time of the collapse. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will be investigating the situation as it was an industrial accident.

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