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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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
Heavy loads: Soil exerts tremendous pressure during cave-ins
The accident: Working in the December cold, a utility construction worker was helping install a sewer line in a ...
Don’t slip up: Fall protection keeps missteps from being fatal
The accident: A 42-year-old ironworker foreman was working on a structural steel beam roof. After a crane lifted a ...
Know when to park it: Steep slopes, unstable ground can put you in perilous position on a roller
The accident: A 41-year-old roller operator was working on a road extension when his machine rolled sideways down steep ...
Not so fast: Before you attach a bucket, take a closer look at your quick coupler
The accident: During a water main installation, a crew member entered a newly dug lateral excavation, preparing to install ...
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