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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...

Tip Over / Rollover

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 ...

Paving pitfalls: Workers should be on guard around moving machines

Paving pitfalls: Workers should be on guard around...

Caught In-Between

Posted by Amy Materson on May 18, 2015

The accident: A skid-steer operator working on a paving project backed into a worker shoveling asphalt, pinning him between the ...

Excavation obstacles: Watch your back when working around digging equipment

Excavation obstacles: Watch your back when working...

Tip Over / Rollover

Posted by Amy Materson on May 18, 2015

The accident: A backhoe operator was moving fill dirt, after which other workers spread and compacted the fill. The operator ...

PPE problems: When used incorrectly personal protective equipment can create a hazard

PPE problems: When used incorrectly personal protective...

Caught In-Between

Posted by Amy Materson on Dec 05, 2014

The accident: A backhoe operator jumped off his machine to assist another crewmember. The strap of his fall protection harness ...

Spotting safety problems: Always know what’s around you

Spotting safety problems: Always know what’s...

Caught In-Between

Posted by Amy Materson on Dec 03, 2014

The accident: A dump truck backed onto a site behind a skid steer. The skid steer operator failed to see ...

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