Occupational Safety & Health Administration

New OSHA Web Page Explores Building Collapses, Other Construction Incidents

OSHA's new Construction Incidents Investigation Engineering Reports Web page provides original investigations of structure collapses and other incidents conducted by the agency's Directorate of Construction. The page was created to help employers, workers, construction engineers, project managers and regulatory bodies identify problems in construction design, project management and management of field engineering changes. OSHA's hope is that the information provided will help reduce future incidents, fatalities and serious injuries.

Many of the incidents described resulted in one or more worker fatalities, and most of them resulted in multi-million dollar property loss, lawsuits or settlements. Each investigation was performed at the request of an OSHA field office or state-run occupational safety and health agency as part of an enforcement inspection.