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Unsafe surroundings: Unrecognized hazards could cause trouble for you – or for someone else
Breaking bad habits: Save yourself in the event of a rollover
The accident: A construction foreman was operating a compaction roller along an incline next to a roadway. The roller articulated ...
Trenching tactics: Use proper precautions to avoid a collapse
The accident: A crew assigned to dig a trench and install conduit dug an 8-foot-deep by two-foot-wide trench. Two crew ...
Deadly drops: Collapses aren’t the only source of demolition dangers
The accident: A construction crew working on a rooftop demolition project was making chainsaw cuts to the roof's planking to ...
Don’t get burned: Take extra precautions when handling hot asphalt
The accident: A dump truck driver stopped to assist another driver, who was having brake problems. As the first driver ...
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Distracted drivers: Take extra precautions in a work zone
The accident: A construction crew was preparing to close one lane of travel on a two-lane highway to repair damaged guardrails. ...
Trailering tactics: Proper planning and the right equipment ensures safe transport
The accident: A paving company employee was transporting a compactor to a jobsite. After parking the tilt bed trailer, he ...
Logical lifting: Removing a bridge slab calls for caution
The accident: An operator was using a hydraulic excavator with a lifting attachment to remove concrete slabs from a bridge. He ...
Heavy lifting: Pay attention to an aerial lift’s capacity
The accident: Three construction workers in a scissor lift were shoveling dirt and gravel from a planter box mounted to ...
Shocking situations: Working around electricity is serious business
The accident: Two heavy equipment mechanics were using a service truck with a crane to repair a scraper. The crane's ...
Paving pitfalls: Workers should be on guard around moving machines
The accident: A skid-steer operator working on a paving project backed into a worker shoveling asphalt, pinning him between the ...
Excavation obstacles: Watch your back when working around digging equipment
The accident: A backhoe operator was moving fill dirt, after which other workers spread and compacted the fill. The operator ...
PPE problems: When used incorrectly personal protective equipment can create a hazard
The accident: A backhoe operator jumped off his machine to assist another crewmember. The strap of his fall protection harness ...
Spotting safety problems: Always know what’s around you
The accident: A dump truck backed onto a site behind a skid steer. The skid steer operator failed to see ...
Major miscalculations: When felling trees with an excavator, know when and where to dig
The accident: A worker using a hydraulic excavator to remove trees used a bucket to dig away from the base ...
Treacherous tire repair: Taking shortcuts can lead to disastrous results
The accident: A welder repairing leaks on a skid steer's rim wheel used a flammable inflation product on the tire. ...
Don’t enter unprotected trenches: Following proper procedure minimizes cave-in risk
The accident: An excavator operator removed a trench shield to access broken pipe. The trench wall caved in, burying two ...
Hauling headaches: Know your load limits when trailering equipment
The accident: A driver was transporting a wheel loader weighing approximately 65,000 pounds on a lowboy trailer, secured by four ...
One-man machines: The operator should be the only person on a wheel loader
The accident: Crews were working at night to replace aging cast-iron water pipes in an intersection. One worker was standing ...
Drill safe: Preparation is the key to safe horizontal directional drilling
The accident: Crews started working on a gas station renovation in an older residential section of a small town. The ...
Worth 1,000 words: Acquaint yourself with common safety decals
It has been said a picture is worth a thousand words, but safety decals on construction equipment are worth more ...
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