Steelworks are a very dangerous place to work. The ubiquitous I-beams used a vast range of construction projects, from skyscrapers to bridges, literally forms the superstructure of cities like New York, and the creation of these massive steel beams is always risky. Even with the most careful attention, forging, finishing and transporting material like this always exposes workers to danger.
In Boston on Monday, a man was killed in an industrial accident at a plant on the Boston waterfront. The 46-year old worker was apparently crushed by a 12,000-pound steel beam that fell. The fire department reported that an "arch shape" beam shifted on the worker, leaving him trapped underneath its immense weight.