Wake County

Scaffolding collapse points up risks, lack of OSHA rules

The construction accident in Raleigh that killed three men and badly injured a fourth involved mast climbers, a type of scaffolding that is generally regarded as safe but that requires special training and expertise to install and operate safely. Labor advocates say Latino workers, on whom the building industry relies, don’t always get the training and safety equipment they need on the job.

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Under the Dome

Gun bills filed; more coming

Four gun-rights bills have been filed in the NC Senate, including one creating a new class of “homeland security” permit-holders, who would receive badges and the right to carry concealed handguns anywhere law enforcement officers can.

Under the Dome

Tillis and Burr vote for same-sex marriage benefits

North Carolina Sens. Thom Tillis and Richard Burr were among 11 Republicans who voted with Democrats Thursday night for a non-binding budget amendment that would give legally married same-sex spouses Social Security and veterans benefits they have earned, and ensure them equal treatment under the law.

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