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Three People Injured in Construction Accident in Savannah, Georgia


June 27, 2019

SAVANNAH, GA – According to online news reports at wsav.com and wtoc.com, two individuals are in serious condition after a crane collapsed on River Street. The accident occurred over the weekend. The crane was being used as a decoration.*

Workers were using another crane to move the decorative piece into place when the anchor part of the winch became loose. One worker who was injured was in a man lift.  Two others were located on the ground.  All three individuals were transported to local hospital for treatment. Two are listed as in critical condition.

There are no further details on the accident at this time.  The incident remains under investigation by local police. 

According to statistics generated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, out of 4,674 worker deaths in the private industry in 2017, 971, or nearly 21%, were at construction sites.  This translates into one in five worker fatalities that were in construction. The leading causes of construction related deaths involves what is referred to as the “Fatal Four,” which includes falls, being struck by an object, electrocutions and caught in between two objects. The Fatal Four were responsible for over half (59.9%) of deaths involving construction workers.  According to statistics regarding the Fatal Four:

  • Falls caused 381 out of 971 total deaths in construction in CY 2017 (39.2%)
  • Being struck by an object resulted in 80 deaths (8.2%)
  • Electrocutions caused 71 deaths (7.3%)
  • Caught-in/between objects caused 50 deaths (5.1%) (*Per OHSA, this category includes construction workers killed when caught-in or compressed by equipment or objects, and struck, caught, or crushed in collapsing structure, equipment, or material).

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Source:

Soruces:https://www.wsav.com/news/local-news/savannah-police-blocks-off-several-downtown-streets-due-to-construction-incident/ and https://www.wtoc.com/2019/06/23/transported-after-river-street-crane-collapse/ and https://www.osha.gov/oshstats/commonstats.html

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