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

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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 ...

Major miscalculations: When felling trees with an excavator, know when and where to dig

Major miscalculations: When felling trees with an...

Caught In-Between

Posted by Amy Materson on Dec 03, 2014

The accident: A worker using a hydraulic excavator to remove trees used a bucket to dig away from the base ...

Treacherous tire repair: Taking shortcuts can lead to disastrous results

Treacherous tire repair: Taking shortcuts can lead to...

Welding

Posted by Amy Materson on Aug 27, 2014

The accident: A welder repairing leaks on a skid steer's rim wheel used a flammable inflation product on the tire. ...

Don’t enter unprotected trenches: Following proper procedure minimizes cave-in risk

Don’t enter unprotected trenches: Following...

Trenching

Posted by Amy Materson on Aug 27, 2014

The accident: An excavator operator removed a trench shield to access broken pipe. The trench wall caved in, burying two ...

Hauling headaches: Know your load limits when trailering equipment

Hauling headaches: Know your load limits when...

Transporting Machines

Posted by Amy Materson on Jun 17, 2014

The accident: A driver was transporting a wheel loader weighing approximately 65,000 pounds on a lowboy trailer, secured by four ...

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