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Unsafe surroundings: Unrecognized hazards could cause trouble for you – or for someone else

Unsafe surroundings: Unrecognized hazards could cause...

Miscellaneous

Posted by Chris Hill on Dec 09, 2015

The accident: Two workers, a laborer and an equipment operator, were preparing an area for a new concrete slab adjacent ...

Breaking bad habits: Save yourself in the event of a rollover

Breaking bad habits: Save yourself in the event of a...

Tip Over / Rollover

Posted by Amy Materson on Oct 01, 2015

The accident: A construction foreman was operating a compaction roller along an incline next to a roadway. The roller articulated ...

Trenching tactics: Use proper precautions to avoid a collapse

Trenching tactics: Use proper precautions to avoid a...

Trenching

Posted by Amy Materson on Sep 03, 2015

The accident: A crew assigned to dig a trench and install conduit dug an 8-foot-deep by two-foot-wide trench. Two crew ...

Deadly drops: Collapses aren’t the only source of demolition dangers

Deadly drops: Collapses aren’t the only source of...

Falls

Posted by Amy Materson on Sep 03, 2015

The accident: A construction crew working on a rooftop demolition project was making chainsaw cuts to the roof's planking to ...

Don’t get burned: Take extra precautions when handling hot asphalt

Don’t get burned: Take extra precautions when...

Miscellaneous

Posted by Amy Materson on Jul 09, 2015

The accident: A dump truck driver stopped to assist another driver, who was having brake problems. As the first driver ...

Distracted drivers: Take extra precautions in a work zone

Distracted drivers: Take extra precautions in a work...

Run Over / Back Over

Posted by Amy Materson on Jul 09, 2015

The accident: A construction crew was preparing to close one lane of travel on a two-lane highway to repair damaged guardrails. ...

Trailering tactics: Proper planning and the right equipment ensures safe transport

Trailering tactics: Proper planning and the right...

Tip Over / Rollover

Posted by Amy Materson on Jul 09, 2015

The accident: A paving company employee was transporting a compactor to a jobsite. After parking the tilt bed trailer, he ...

Logical lifting: Removing a bridge slab calls for caution

Logical lifting: Removing a bridge slab calls for...

Tip Over / Rollover

Posted by Amy Materson on Jul 09, 2015

The accident: An operator was using a hydraulic excavator with a lifting attachment to remove concrete slabs from a bridge. He ...

Heavy lifting: Pay attention to an aerial lift’s capacity

Heavy lifting: Pay attention to an aerial lift’s...

Falls

Posted by Amy Materson on May 18, 2015

The accident: Three construction workers in a scissor lift were shoveling dirt and gravel from a planter box mounted to ...

Shocking situations: Working around electricity is serious business

Shocking situations: Working around electricity is...

Electrocution

Posted by Amy Materson on May 18, 2015

The accident: Two heavy equipment mechanics were using a service truck with a crane to repair a scraper. The crane's ...

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