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Shock-proof yourself: Know the dangers of working around electricity
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
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
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
The accident: A worker was repairing a truck body alone in his company’s shop, using an arc welding system to ...
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Shoring things up: Use required protective systems when working in a trench
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 ...
In the trenches: One of the most preventable accidents can also be the deadliest
The accident: Three workers were repairing a water main break in a 7-foot-deep, 5-foot-wide excavation. To expose the water main, ...
Treacherous trenching: Knowing the guidelines keeps you out of harm’s way
The accident: Two laborers were installing water lines in a 9-foot-deep, 7-foot-wide trench with vertical walls. A corner of the ...
Heavy load: ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Trailer overloading may harm both your load and the traffic around you
The accident: A pickup truck was towing an overloaded trailer when it caused a multiple-vehicle accident, closing one road for ...
Safe hauling: Learn your load limits when trailering heavy equipment
The accident: Going down a busy Interstate, a construction supervisor was hauling a backhoe on a trailer. The backhoe flipped ...
Tricky transport: Hauling equipment safely means more than just load-and-go
The accident: A tractor-trailer hauling construction machines rear-ended a pickup truck with two men inside. The tractor-trailer ended up on ...
Lethal loads: Unloading a trailer can be deadly unless you follow the proper procedure
The accident: A truck driver was unloading wood chip material from his open-top trailer via a moveable floor conveyor unit. ...
Stay put: You’re safer inside a tipping forklift than outside
The accident: After putting his machine in reverse on some banking, a rough terrain operator felt his machine start to tip. ...
Slippery slopes: Stay aware of changing soil conditions when using a trencher
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
The accident: A crew replacing cracked drainpipes used a backhoe to carry replacement concrete pipes to a utility trench. The ...
Careful compaction: Ignoring safety procedures could be a costly mistake
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
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
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
The accident: A welder was working on a newly-laid section of rail when a wheeled excavator operator backed over his ...
Look out: Every month, at least one construction worker is killed when backed over by a construction vehicle in a work zone
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
The accident: A dump truck driver was transporting a load of asphalt through a work zone during a nighttime paving ...
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Ram unveils limited edition 2016 Mopar Rebel 4x4 (VIDEO)
Caterpillar's new MH3295 material handler a marriage of 390F and 385C excavators
Caterpillar's new 300.9D VPS mini excavator works on diesel or electric power
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870G LC, John Deere’s largest excavator, gets upgraded engine, hydraulics
by Wayne Grayson
Caterpillar’s new 300.9D VPS mini excavator works on diesel or electric ...
by Wayne Grayson
Ram unveils limited edition 2016 Mopar Rebel 4×4 (VIDEO)
by Jason Cannon
John Deere updates 670G LC excavator with improved hydraulics
by Wayne Grayson
Caterpillar’s new MH3295 material handler a marriage of 390F and 385C ...
by Wayne Grayson
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