According to authorities, masonry work collapsed inside a New Jersey restaurant, killing one construction worker and seriously injuring another. The incident took place around 9 a.m. in downtown Maplewood on May 30. The collapse occurred from the first floor down to the basement. At the time of the incident, three construction workers were installing a staircase, officials said.
A recent study at the National Public Health Institute of Quebec confirmed what many of us would assume to be the case: exposure to loud noise at work can be hazardous to workers. The study, which compared thousands of workplace injuries over a 20-year time period found that regular exposure to noise levels of 100 decibels at least doubled the possibility of injury in the workplace when compared to other workers.
Several construction workers were injured earlier this week at a job site in Linden when a building under construction partially collapsed. In total, six beams that were to support the deck or ceiling of a warehouse fell. One of the workers survived the incident with a head injury, but he is currently in stable condition.