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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 ...
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 25- ...
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 beam ...
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 embankment. ...
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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 pipe. ...
A safe exit: Make sure you’ve locked out controls before leaving a cab for any reason
The accident: A man stopped to clear debris from a dozer, getting out of the cab. When the dozer started ...
Asphalt paver precautions: These wide machines require the crew’s attention
The accident: One crew member started to move an asphalt paving machine, and struck another laborer, who became trapped under ...
Strap yourself in: Once in the cab, truck safety begins with a seat belt
The accident: Operating a truck, an operator lost control as he backed toward a steep embankment to dump a load ...
Hazards of the road: Working is a two-pronged safety proposition; both you and the drivers need to be on high alert
The accident: A worker was cutting concrete along the white center line of a four-lane highway. Orange reflective barrels closed ...
Just 14 ounces: That’s how much the average safety hard hat weighs
The near accident: A New York State Department of Transportation worker started sand blasting a bridge in preparation for painting. ...
Steer clear: Be alert, aware and where you’re supposed to be
The accident: A laborer was tasked with moving mortar from the mixer to the jobsite’s staging area. The mortar was located under a tarp-covered area. Exiting the tarp area ...
Dump truck dangers: Stay away from backing vehicles
The accident: Two dump truck drivers in a work zone were instructed to switch trucks. One of the drivers exited his truck and walked to the ...
Emergency exit: Proactive planning will help you escape in the event of a tip-over
The accident: The owner of an excavating company was digging test holes near a gravel pit pond to determine soil composition for a potential construction project. To ...
Trailering troubles: Use your best practices when driving machines on and off a trailer
The accident: The owner of a small construction company that performed excavation work was preparing to backfill a pond. He had transported a dozer to the site ...
A crushing blow: Secure yourself in the event of a rollover
The accident: A worker was operating a compactor on a dirt ramp as part of a highway expansion. While she was backing the unit for another pass, ...
Trench troubles: Shortcuts can be deadly
The accident: A subcontractor was removing old gas, storm and sanitary sewer lines on a site to prepare for new utility lines. A laborer was working in ...
Fuel tank troubles: Take special precautions when welding on diesel tanks
The accident: A welder had been instructed to find the leak on a truck’s diesel fuel tank. Once he located the leak, the worker was assigned the ...
Be wary of work zones: Know how to stay safe when there’s a lot going on
The accident: A heavy equipment operator was part of a crew working on a resurfacing project for a county road. In need of ...
Dangerous demo: Demolition work is unpredictable — be ready for any hazard
The accident: A construction company was demolishing a two-story warehouse. A large portion of the building had already been razed when the second floor ...
Disastrous drops: Falls are the number one cause of death in construction accidents
The accident: A bridge repair company was performing work on an interstate highway bridge. A barrier wall had been removed and four inches of ...
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Caterpillar's new 304.5E2 XTC is half excavator, half skid steer
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