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Balancing act: Keeping a level load helps ensure your dump truck remains upright

Balancing act: Keeping a level load helps ensure your...

Tip Over / Rollover

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 15, 2014

The accident: Two dump truck operators were moving dirt to build an embankment as part of a highway project. The ...

In harm’s way: Avert danger by knowing where moving equipment is at all times

In harm’s way: Avert danger by knowing where moving...

Run Over / Back Over

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 15, 2014

The accident: A skid steer operator was backdragging a section of a concrete contractor’s yard used for concrete testing. A ...

Alert and aware: Know what’s around you – and behind you – at all times

Alert and aware: Know what’s around you – and...

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

Handling heat: Beat dehydration by drinking water and...

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 ...

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