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Danger zone: Stand clear of an excavator’s swing pivot area

Danger zone: Stand clear of an excavator’s swing...

Caught In-Between

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 14, 2014

The accident: A contractor was removing tree stumps on a road project and processing the stumps and other wood debris ...

Know your limits: Don’t work on equipment unless you have the proper training

Know your limits: Don’t work on equipment unless...

Caught In-Between

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 14, 2014

The accident: An employee was repairing a 60-foot telescopic boom lift that had a malfunctioning counterbalance valve. He loosened the ...

Backhoe woes: Make sure your machine is blocked or chocked before leaving it on a slope

Backhoe woes: Make sure your machine is blocked or...

Caught In-Between

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 14, 2014

The accident: A backhoe operator was working on covering a pipe in a drainage ditch next to a retaining wall. ...

Don’t get pinned: Safe operation starts with the basics

Don’t get pinned: Safe operation starts with the...

Caught In-Between

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 14, 2014

The accident: The contractor instructed an excavator operator to move dirt, clear debris and fill a trench, and then left ...

Off, not idling: If you leave a backhoe for any reason, make sure the machine is completely turned off

Off, not idling: If you leave a...

Caught In-Between

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 14, 2014

The accident: A two-man crew was using a backhoe loader and hand shovel to clear earth from a home’s foundation ...

In a tight spot: A backhoe’s swing radius is a dangerous spot to be in

In a tight spot: A backhoe’s swing radius is a...

Caught In-Between

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 14, 2014

The accident: A contractor was operating a backhoe close to a concrete wall. Another worker approached the backhoe on the ...

Quick disconnect: Stay clear of an excavator’s attachments and swing area

Quick disconnect: Stay clear of an excavator’s...

Caught In-Between

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 11, 2014

The accident: A utility contractor was using an excavator with a lifting eye connected to the bucket to load concrete ...

Compaction cautions: Never bypass a machine’s safety features

Compaction cautions: Never bypass a machine’s safety...

Caught In-Between

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 11, 2014

The accident: Using a borrowed compactor, an operator was compacting soil for a new road. The machine had a faulty ...

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