Professional Scientific and Technical Services

Industry Summary

The Professional Scientific and Technical Services industry is experiencing greater than average employment growth as of late. In 2014 the government estimated a total of 8,347,995 workers, then just 12 months later it had climbed to 8,621,491, an increase of 3.28%. Over the past 5 years this industry has recorded an accident rate of over 2 times (0% more) the average for the Industry.

On Monday, February 11th 2019 OSHA reps took a report of a serious accident in Bartlett, IL after learning of an incident at Quality Installations Company which had occured on Saturday, February 9th 2019. A 42 year old Laborer had been killed when the
OSHA ID113512.015
Accident Date2019-02-09
Accident DegreeFatality
NarrativeAt 1:00 p.m., on February 09, 2019, an employee was working on the back of a wooden billboard ratcheting new vinyl onto the sign. The employee was standing on 2 by 4's on the back side of the sign and lost balance and fell approximately 24 feet resulting in fatal blunt force trauma.
The accident investigation below was opened on Friday, January 4th 2019 by OSHA representitives in Southfield, MI after learning of an incident at Mussio Painting Corp Dba Delights Christmas Lights Installation Llc which had occured on the same day. A 22 year old had been killed when the
OSHA ID112556.015
Accident Date2019-01-04
Accident DegreeFatality
NarrativeAt 10:23 a.m. on January 4, 2019, an employee was removing a wreath from the upper portion of the front of the home. The employee fell from a extension ladder approximately 25-30 feet, and sustained fractures to his pelvis and legs and head/ facial area.
The accident investigation below was opened on Tuesday, December 4th 2018 by OSHA representitives in Carmel, IN after learning of an incident at 109175 - Alt And Witzig Engineering Incorporated which had occured on Monday, December 3rd 2018. A 48 year old employee had been killed when the
OSHA ID113655.015
Accident Date2018-12-03
Accident DegreeFatality
NarrativeAt 10:00 a.m. on December 3, 2018, Employee #1 was operating a Diedrich D50 Drill Serial #423 to gather soil samples from a potential future construction site. The auger was brought out of the soil and while wearing leather gloves, Employee #1 used their hands to clean soil from the auger while it was still operating. Employee #1's hand became entangled in the auger and was drawn into/around the auger and against the machine. Employee #2, an assistant and not an operator, hit the e-stop and called 911. Employee #1 was pronounced deceased at the scene.

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Reporting Statistics

Inspection Records: 7561
Inspection Rate: 0.05
Violation Records:
Accident Records: 547