More From Safety Watch

Trench troubles: Shortcuts can be deadly

Trench troubles: Shortcuts can be deadly

Trenching

Posted by Amy Materson 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...

Welding

Posted by Amy Materson 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 ...

Be wary of work zones: Know how to stay safe when there’s a lot going on

Be wary of work zones: Know how to stay safe when...

Run Over / Back Over

Posted by Amy Materson on May 14, 2014

The accident: A heavy equipment operator was part of a crew working on a resurfacing project for a county road. In need of ...

Dangerous demo: Demolition work is unpredictable — be ready for any hazard

Dangerous demo: Demolition work is unpredictable...

Demolition

Posted by Amy Materson on May 14, 2014

The accident: A construction company was demolishing a two-story warehouse. A large portion of the building had already been razed when the second floor ...

Disastrous drops: Falls are the number one cause of death in construction accidents

Disastrous drops: Falls are the number one cause of...

Falls

Posted by Amy Materson on May 14, 2014

The accident: A bridge repair company was performing work on an interstate highway bridge. A barrier wall had been removed and four inches of ...

Shock-proof yourself: Know the dangers of working around electricity

Shock-proof yourself: Know the dangers of working...

Electrocution

Posted by Amy Materson on May 13, 2014

The accident: A crew was setting anchors in preparation for utility pole placement, using a boom truck with auger. Each anchor was attached to ...

Up in the air: Sacrificing safety for convenience could cost you

Up in the air: Sacrificing safety for convenience could...

Falls

Posted by Amy Materson on May 13, 2014

The accident: A worker was replacing structural steel members on a 280-foot-tall communications tower. Suspended 60 feet in the air, he was preparing to lower ...

Welding worries: Things you can’t see can kill you

Welding worries: Things you can’t see can kill you

Welding

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 15, 2014

The accident: A construction worker was welding a catwalk to a 15-foot-tall waste oil tank. Vapors from the tank ignited, ...

Hidden dangers: Invisible vapors can be deadly when welding

Hidden dangers: Invisible vapors can be deadly when...

Welding

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 15, 2014

The accident: A worker was repairing a truck body alone in his company’s shop, using an arc welding system to ...

Shoring things up: Use required protective systems when working in a trench

Shoring things up: Use required protective systems when...

Trenching

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 15, 2014

The accident: Two laborers were installing conduit in an 8-foot-deep by two-foot-wide trench. The crew leader, who was digging the trench ...

advertisement
advertisement
advertisement
advertisement