Green Leaf Construction Breaks Ground for Marathon Survivors

DRACUT, MA - A groundbreaking ceremony was held Friday to commemorate the start of construction of a new, fully accessible residence for the Corcoran family of Lowell. Celeste and her daughter Sydney Corcoran were both severely injured in the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013.Sydney suffered leg injuries as a result of being hit with shrapnel and Celeste has lost both her legs; one above and one below the knee. Supporters of the family and the project gathered to recognize the contributions of many. Commissioner of the Department of Public Safety, Thomas Gatzunis, spoke of the teamwork and the creation of the Boston Survivor’s Accessibility Alliance (BSAA): “The people of Massachuse

8 Commonly Overlooked Safety Precautions in Construction

Many construction firms hold safety to be a top priority; with good reason as OSHA reports that approximately 20% of workplace fatalities occur in construction. The very nature of a construction site; constantly changing conditions, many individuals working amongst ongoing processes in multiple trade disciplines demand that safety be on the mind of every worker on site to ensure everyone goes home safely at the end of every day. Safety is about the big things; personal protective equipment, often referred to as PPE including hard hats, gloves safety glasses, etc., flagging, fall protection, safety barriers and the like. However – and perhaps more importantly – safety is about the details. Ha

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