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Amy Materson

Amy Materson is the Managing Editor of Equipment World. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of Alabama, and has been a member of the Equipment World staff since 2006. Materson’s responsibilities include managing the flow of content for the magazine and providing coverage on a variety of topics that include new product information and safety.

A safe exit: Make sure you’ve locked out controls before leaving a cab for any reason

A safe exit: Make sure you’ve locked out controls...

Posted on May 14, 2014

The accident: A man stopped to clear debris from a dozer, getting out of the cab. When the dozer started ...

Asphalt paver precautions: These wide machines require the crew’s attention

Asphalt paver precautions: These wide machines require...

Posted on May 14, 2014

The accident: One crew member started to move an asphalt paving machine, and struck another laborer, who became trapped under ...

Strap yourself in: Once in the cab, truck safety begins with a seat belt

Strap yourself in: Once in the cab, truck safety begins...

Posted on May 14, 2014

The accident: Operating a truck, an operator lost control as he backed toward a steep embankment to dump a load ...

Hazards of the road: Working is a two-pronged safety proposition; both you and the drivers need to be on high alert

Hazards of the road: Working is a two-pronged safety...

Posted on May 14, 2014

The accident: A worker was cutting concrete along the white center line of a four-lane highway. Orange reflective barrels closed ...

Just 14 ounces: That’s how much the average safety hard hat weighs

Just 14 ounces: That’s how much the average...

Posted on May 14, 2014

The near accident: A New York State Department of Transportation worker started sand blasting a bridge in preparation for painting. ...

Steer clear: Be alert, aware and where you’re supposed to be

Steer clear: Be alert, aware and where you’re...

Posted on May 14, 2014

The accident: A laborer was tasked with moving mortar from the mixer to the jobsite’s staging area. The mortar was located under a tarp-covered area. Exiting the tarp area ...

Dump truck dangers: Stay away from backing vehicles

Dump truck dangers: Stay away from backing vehicles

Posted on May 14, 2014

The accident: Two dump truck drivers in a work zone were instructed to switch trucks. One of the drivers exited his truck and walked to the ...

Emergency exit: Proactive planning will help you escape in the event of a tip-over

Emergency exit: Proactive planning will help you escape...

Posted on May 14, 2014

The accident: The owner of an excavating company was digging test holes near a gravel pit pond to determine soil composition for a potential construction project. To ...

Trailering troubles: Use your best practices when driving machines on and off a trailer

Trailering troubles: Use your best practices when...

Posted on May 14, 2014

The accident: The owner of a small construction company that performed excavation work was preparing to backfill a pond. He had transported a dozer to the site ...

A crushing blow: Secure yourself in the event of a rollover

A crushing blow: Secure yourself in the event of a...

Posted on May 14, 2014

The accident: A worker was operating a compactor on a dirt ramp as part of a highway expansion. While she was backing the unit for another pass, ...

Trench troubles: Shortcuts can be deadly

Trench troubles: Shortcuts can be deadly

Posted on May 14, 2014

The accident: A subcontractor was removing old gas, storm and sanitary sewer lines on a site to prepare for new utility lines. A laborer was working in ...

Fuel tank troubles: Take special precautions when welding on diesel tanks

Fuel tank troubles: Take special precautions when...

Posted on May 14, 2014

The accident: A welder had been instructed to find the leak on a truck’s diesel fuel tank. Once he located the leak, the worker was assigned the ...

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