Setting Boundaries: Construction Work Zone

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Lt. Col. Bryan Smith, P.E., Construction Site Safety Consultant Case Summary: A dump truck, which exited a construction zone after delivering a load of asphalt paving material, struck and killed…

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Ground Defect Causes Delay, Putting Pedestrian in Harm’s Way

Bryan J. Smith, P.E., Construction Site Safety / Slip, Trip and Fall Expert Case Description/Summary: The plaintiff was bicycling on a public street which was located at the side of…

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Even Duct Tape has its Limitations!

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Bryan J. Smith, P.E., Construction Site Safety / Slip, Trip and Fall Consultant Case Description/Summary: A retail patron attempted to exit the establishment’s front entryway when a piece of raised…

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Current Codes v. Grandfather Clause

Lt. Col. Bryan J. Smith, PE, Construction Site Safety / OSHA Consultant :::: An elderly gentleman was walking down an exterior pedestrian walkway when he tripped and fell onto the…

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Shortest Route Not Always the Best on Work Site

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LT. Col. Bryan J. Smith, PE, Construction Site Safety / OSHA Expert :::: Case Description/Summary: A material delivery-man was walking on the construction site to determine where materials needed to…

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Gym Bleacher Danger

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Bryan J. Smith, PE, Construction Site Safety / OSHA Expert :::: Case Description/Summary: The gym bleachers at a public school moved when a parent attempted to climb them. The accessible…

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At Odds: A Disagreement Between a Subcontractor and a Homeowner

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Bryan J. Smith, PE, CFEI, Construction Site Safety Consultant :::: Case Description/Summary: A concrete subcontractor was hired by a homeowner to replace a concrete patio, driveway, sidewalk and steps at…

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Water Damage Mystery

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Col. Bryan J. Smith, P.E., Construction Site Safety / OSHA Consultant :::: Case Description/Summary: A recently constructed home began showing signs of water infiltration and damage. The plaintiff hired an…

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“We Don’t Tie-Off on this Job!”

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Lt. Col. Bryan Smith, Construction Site Safety Consultant :::: Case Summary: An ironworker with 31 years of experience had just started his first day of work installing second-floor steel decking…

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