If you've ever had to work for a construction or landscaping company that worked along busy roadways, you know that sometimes drivers can be negligent on the roads. Simply taking their eyes off the road for a few seconds can put your life at risk. When these situations happen, you hope that the police will be able to stop the driver before any damage is done, but sometimes, it isn't able to be avoided.
At approximately 10 a.m. on Monday, May 5, nine workers were injured when the roof collapsed on a building they were working in. According to authorities, four of the people suffered serious to critical injuries. Despite the seriousness of the accident, all 13 of the people who were inside at the time of the collapse were able to escape.
Military facilities in Maryland and other states are by no means immune from laws that regulate workplace safety. And so when a civilian technician died at the Aberdeen Test Center while conducting routine maintenance, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Investigation (OSHA) began an investigation.