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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. ...

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 backhoe to carry replacement concrete pipes to a utility trench. The ...

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 ...

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