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Stay in control: The personal fall protection required on boom aerial lifts ensures you don’t take a fall

Stay in control: The personal fall...

Falls

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 14, 2014

The accident: A 51-year-old man was transferring a boom lift from one flatbed truck to another. Ignoring a suggestion that he ...

Unsafe openings: Don’t risk falling when working above ground

Unsafe openings: Don’t risk falling when working...

Falls

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 14, 2014

The accident: A crew was working in a cement plant that was under construction. A worker climbed on a balcony ...

Up in the Air: Construction falls are all too common – and all too deadly

Up in the Air: Construction falls are all too common...

Falls

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 14, 2014

The accident: A construction crew was removing screws from metal sheets on the roof of a building scheduled to be ...

Fatal falls: Know when to move – or when not to move – an elevated aerial lift

Fatal falls: Know when to move – or when not to move...

Falls

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 14, 2014

The accident: A welder was preparing to survey and weld joints at the top of a steel frame that had ...

Powered for safety: Use caution when using the tools of the trade

Powered for safety: Use caution when using the tools of...

Electrocution

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 14, 2014

The accident: One man in a five-man crew was using a jackhammer, which was connected to an extension cord. The ...

Electrical problems: Recognize, evaluate and control hazards to stay safe

Electrical problems: Recognize, evaluate and control...

Electrocution

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 14, 2014

The accident: A four-man crew was adding space to an existing building by erecting a brick wall. The workers had set ...

Prepare not to be shocked: Use common sense when working around electrical hazards

Prepare not to be shocked: Use common sense when...

Electrocution

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 14, 2014

The accident: A crew was working on a landfill gas processing facility installation. While moving a load with a crane, ...

Demo dangers: Knowledge is the key to staying safe during demolition

Demo dangers: Knowledge is the key to staying safe...

Demolition

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 14, 2014

The Accident: An ironworker for a steel erection company was performing demolition work on a hollow block wall inside a ...

Demolition dangers: Know what you’re getting into before you begin

Demolition dangers: Know what you’re getting into...

Demolition

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 14, 2014

The accident: A construction crew was demolishing an addition to a school building when a roof collapsed, seriously injuring two ...

Crushing blow: Demolition work presents unforeseen risks

Crushing blow: Demolition work presents unforeseen...

Demolition

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 14, 2014

The accident: A subcontractor was performing demolition work inside a vacant school when a slab of concrete fell on him. ...

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