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Run Over / Back Over

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 15, 2014

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

Look out: Every month, at least one construction worker...

Run Over / Back Over

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 15, 2014

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

Work zone woes: The busier the zone, the greater the...

Run Over / Back Over

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 15, 2014

The accident: A dump truck driver was transporting a load of asphalt through a work zone during a nighttime paving ...

Dump truck dangers: Don’t assume a driver knows you’re near the truck

Dump truck dangers: Don’t assume a driver knows...

Run Over / Back Over

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 15, 2014

The accident: A milling machine was removing asphalt and depositing it in a dump truck. An engineering technician stepped behind ...

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 accident: A paving crew was milling and repaving a parking lot at night. A laborer was assigned to walk ...

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

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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 adjustments to the hopper of an asphalt paver when a ...

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 ...

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