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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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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The near accident: A New York State Department of Transportation worker started sand blasting a bridge in preparation for ...
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 ...
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 ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Shock-proof yourself: Know the dangers of working around electricity
The accident: A crew was setting anchors in preparation for utility pole placement, using a boom truck with auger. Each anchor was attached ...
Up in the air: Sacrificing safety for convenience could cost you
The accident: A worker was replacing structural steel members on a 280-foot-tall communications tower. Suspended 60 feet in the air, he was preparing to ...
Welding worries: Things you can’t see can kill you
The accident: A construction worker was welding a catwalk to a 15-foot-tall waste oil tank. Vapors from the tank ...
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