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Don’t slip up: Fall protection keeps missteps from being fatal

Don’t slip up: Fall protection keeps missteps...

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Posted by Amy Materson on May 14, 2014

The accident: A 42-year-old ironworker foreman was working on a structural steel beam roof. After a crane lifted a beam ...

Disastrous drops: Falls are the number one cause of death in construction accidents

Disastrous drops: Falls are the number one cause of...

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Posted by Amy Materson on May 14, 2014

The accident: A bridge repair company was performing work on an interstate highway bridge. A barrier wall had been removed and four inches of ...

Up in the air: Sacrificing safety for convenience could cost you

Up in the air: Sacrificing safety for convenience could...

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Posted by Amy Materson on May 13, 2014

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 lower ...

Keep your balance: Make sure all portable ladders — whether manufacturer or job-made — are secure and in the right position

Keep your balance: Make sure all portable ladders —...

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Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 14, 2014

The accident: An employee was climbing a 10-foot ladder to access a landing that was 9 feet above the adjacent ...

Stay in control: The personal fall protection required on boom aerial lifts ensures you don’t take a fall

Stay in control: The personal fall...

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Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 14, 2014

The accident: A 51-year-old man was transferring a boom lift from one flatbed truck to another. Ignoring a suggestion that he ...

Unsafe openings: Don’t risk falling when working above ground

Unsafe openings: Don’t risk falling when working...

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Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 14, 2014

The accident: A crew was working in a cement plant that was under construction. A worker climbed on a balcony ...

Up in the air: Construction falls are all too common – and all too deadly

Up in the air: Construction falls are all too common...

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Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 14, 2014

The accident: A construction crew was removing screws from metal sheets on the roof of a building scheduled to be ...

Fatal falls: Know when to move – or when not to move – an elevated aerial lift

Fatal falls: Know when to move – or when not to move...

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Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 14, 2014

The accident: A welder was preparing to survey and weld joints at the top of a steel frame that had ...

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