Man with Walnut Allergy Dies on Construction Site

[fa icon="calendar"] Nov 30, 2017 10:00:00 AM / by Clark Griffith, AIA

Alberta Occupational Health and Safety investigators are looking into the death of an Edmonton man with a nut allergy who died after visiting a work site where walnut shells were used to blast paint off walls.

Recently alternatives to sandblasting including the use of walnut shells, coconut shells and corn cobs have been widely used in the construction industry over the last decade.

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Topics: Owner's Representative, Construction, Project Management, Insurance

Clark Griffith, AIA

Written by Clark Griffith, AIA

President, Director of Architectural Services, CCA, LLC