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Stay put: You’re safer inside a tipping forklift than outside

Stay put: You’re safer inside a tipping forklift than...

Tip Over / Rollover

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 15, 2014

The accident: After putting his machine in reverse on some bank- ing, a rough terrain operator felt his machine start to ...

Slippery slopes: Stay aware of changing soil conditions when using a trencher

Slippery slopes: Stay aware of changing soil conditions...

Tip Over / Rollover

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 15, 2014

The accident: A crew was installing underground telecommunications cable when the trencher operator started to maneuver the trencher out of ...

Keep your balance: Moving materials with a backhoe calls for extreme care

Keep your balance: Moving materials with a backhoe...

Tip Over / Rollover

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 15, 2014

The accident: A crew replacing cracked drainpipes used a back- hoe to carry replacement concrete pipes to a utility trench. ...

Careful compaction: Ignoring safety procedures could be a costly mistake

Careful compaction: Ignoring safety procedures could be...

Tip Over / Rollover

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 15, 2014

The accident: An operator was running a compactor over a newly created gravel shoulder on a road improvement project. In attempting ...

Balancing act: Keeping a level load helps ensure your dump truck remains upright

Balancing act: Keeping a level load helps ensure your...

Tip Over / Rollover

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 15, 2014

The accident: Two dump truck operators were moving dirt to build an embankment as part of a highway project. The ...

In harm’s way: Avert danger by knowing where moving equipment is at all times

In harm’s way: Avert danger by knowing where moving...

Run Over / Back Over

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 15, 2014

The accident: A skid steer operator was backdragging a section of a concrete contractor’s yard used for concrete testing. A ...

Alert and aware: Know what’s around you – and behind you – at all times

Alert and aware: Know what’s around you – and...

Run Over / Back Over

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 15, 2014

The accident: A welder was working on a newly- laid section of rail when a wheeled excavator operator backed over ...

Look out: Every month, at least one construction worker is killed when backed over by a construction vehicle in a work zone

Look out: Every month, at least one construction worker...

Run Over / Back Over

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 15, 2014

The accident: A 10-member crew was replacing expansion joints on a bridge in the right, outside lane of a highway. ...

Work zone woes: The busier the zone, the greater the risk

Work zone woes: The busier the zone, the greater the...

Run Over / Back Over

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 15, 2014

The accident: A dump truck driver was transporting a load of asphalt through a work zone during a night- time ...

Dump truck dangers: Don’t assume a driver knows you’re near the truck

Dump truck dangers: Don’t assume a driver knows...

Run Over / Back Over

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 15, 2014

The accident: A milling machine was removing asphalt and deposit- ing it in a dump truck. An engi- neering technician ...

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