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Perilous paving: Nighttime paving projects offer unique hazards for workers

Perilous paving: Nighttime paving projects offer unique...

Run Over / Back Over

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 15, 2014

The incident: A 25-year-old worker, who had fared well during a week working in 90- to 95-degree tem- peratures, became ...

Handling heat: Beat dehydration by drinking water and knowing when to take a break

Handling heat: Beat dehydration by drinking water and...

Miscellaneous

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 15, 2014

The incident: A 25-year-old worker, who had fared well during a week working in 90- to 95-degree temperatures, became sick ...

Handle with caution: Asphalt paving is a carefully choreographed operation where attention to detail is critical

Handle with caution: Asphalt paving is a carefully...

Miscellaneous

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 15, 2014

The accident: A member of a paving crew was making adjust- ments to the hopper of an asphalt paver when ...

You can’t run fast enough: Pay attention to jobsite flammable, combustible fluid handling

You can’t run fast enough:...

Miscellaneous

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 14, 2014

The demonstration: Testers ignited one gallon of gasoline inside a car truck. The resulting explosion blasted the trunk lid 80 ...

Gravity shifts: Take extra care when using a skid steer on a slope

Gravity shifts: Take...

Miscellaneous

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 14, 2014

The accident: While moving a load of gravel down a hill, a skid steer became unbalanced, prompting the operator to ...

Why gamble? You have a wealth of choices when it comes to protecting your eyes

Why gamble? You have a wealth of choices when it comes...

Miscellaneous

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 14, 2014

The accident: A worker who was not wearing protective eye wear was using a crowbar to take a nail out ...

Tire troubles: Learning to properly work on and around tire assemblies can prevent explosions

Tire troubles: Learning to properly work on and around...

Miscellaneous

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 14, 2014

The accident: A mechanic replacing a worn-out brake system on a scraper was attempting to remove the brakes from the ...

Protect yourself: Using personal protective equipment can save you from a variety of injuries

Protect yourself: Using personal protective equipment...

Miscellaneous

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 14, 2014

The accident: A worker was installing pipe for a newly laid building foundation in a shallow trench while a fellow ...

Blown away: Stay out of a tire’s trajectory path during inflation

Blown away: Stay out of a tire’s trajectory path...

Miscellaneous

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 14, 2014

The accident: A laborer was inflating a flat tire mounted to a multi-piece rim on a wheel loader. He was ...

Keep your balance: Make sure all portable ladders — whether manufacturer or job-made — are secure and in the right position

Keep your balance: Make sure all portable ladders —...

Falls

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 14, 2014

The accident: An employee was climbing a 10-foot ladder to access a landing that was 9 feet above the adjacent ...

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