This webpage provides original investigations of collapses and other incidents conducted by the Directorate of Construction, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Many of these incidents 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 Plan OSHA as part of an enforcement inspection. Due to the nature of investigations of construction collapses and other incidents, these reports may contain professional opinions of the investigating engineer, opinions of incident root cause, and factual data and findings.
Our goal is to help employers, workers, construction engineers, project managers, and regulatory bodies identify problems in construction design, project management, and management of field engineering changes. Hopefully, this information will help reduce future incidents, fatalities, and serious injuries.
Only selected reports are posted at this website. Some of the Photographs, schematics, computations, tables, figures and other non-text items have been removed from the posted versions and are not displayed. The text of each report is otherwise identical with the original document. The original document is a part of the OSHA case file and is maintained in the appropriate Area Office or State Plan. For a complete version of any of the reports, contact the Directorate of Construction at (202) 693-2020.
October 1994: Investigation of the June 6, 1994 Collapse of a Radio Tower in Selma, Alabama. (PDF*)
December 1992: Investigation of July 20, 1992 Offshore Drilling Accident, Massachusetts Bay, Massachusetts. (PDF*)
December 1990: Investigation of August 14, 1990 Collapse of Precast Concrete Beams at Airside Building, Midfield Terminal Project, Greater Pittsburgh International Airport, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. (PDF*)
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