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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 ...

In the trenches: One of the most preventable accidents can also be the deadliest

In the trenches: One of the most preventable accidents...

Trenching

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 15, 2014

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

Treacherous trenching: Knowing the guidelines keeps you...

Trenching

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 15, 2014

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

Heavy load: Trailer overloading...

Transporting Machines

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 15, 2014

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

Safe hauling: Learn your load limits when trailering...

Transporting Machines

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 15, 2014

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

Tricky transport: Hauling equipment safely means more...

Transporting Machines

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 15, 2014

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

Lethal loads: Unloading a trailer can be deadly unless...

Transporting Machines

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 15, 2014

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

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 banking, a rough terrain operator felt his machine start to tip. ...

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