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Matthew DeVries

Matt is a construction & litigation attorney at Burr & Forman LLP and father of seven young kids.

Tag Archives: OSHA

Say What? The Rise of Criminal Liability for Construction Accidents

Posted in Best Practices, Safety
Today’s guest post is by Chris Meyers and Cheri Gatlin, two of my fellow partners at Burr & Forman, LLP.  Chris is a partner and Cheri Gatlin is Chair of the firm’s Construction and Project Development Practice Group. The Group counsels clients throughout the U.S. on safety policies, OSHA and regulatory compliance, contracts, disputes, and all areas… Continue Reading

What Should You Do When There is an Accident on Your Construction Site

Posted in Best Practices
You probably saw last month’s report about a second work-related fatality at the construction site of the San Francisco 49er’s new football stadium. Police and fire investigators have determined that the truck driver’s death was a workplace accident and not a crime.  The delivery truck driver was reportedly crushed by a bundle of rebar being… Continue Reading

OSHA Expands Eyes and Ears on Construction Projects

Posted in Best Practices
Today, the U.S. Departement of Labor’s OSHA announced that it is seeking to team up with local bulding inspectors in an effort to increase safety and avoid serious accidents and fatalities on construction sites.  The pilot program seeks to partner OSHA with building inspector teams in the following 11 cities: Austin, Texas Boise, Idaho Cincinnati, Ohio… Continue Reading