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One jump, one slip and a worker goes under a paving machine
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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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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 ...
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 ...
In harm’s way: Avert danger by knowing where moving equipment is at all times
The accident: A skid steer operator was backdragging a section of a concrete contractor’s yard used for concrete testing. ...
Alert and aware: Know what’s around you – and behind you – at all times
The accident: A welder was working on a newly-laid section of rail when a wheeled excavator operator backed over ...
Look out: Every month, at least one construction worker is killed when backed over by a construction vehicle in a work zone
The accident: A 10-member crew was replacing expansion joints on a bridge in the right, outside lane of a ...
Work zone woes: The busier the zone, the greater the risk
The accident: A dump truck driver was transporting a load of asphalt through a work zone during a nighttime ...
Dump truck dangers: Don’t assume a driver knows you’re near the truck
The accident: A milling machine was removing asphalt and depositing it in a dump truck. An engineering technician stepped ...
Perilous paving: Nighttime paving projects offer unique hazards for workers
The accident: A paving crew was milling and repaving a parking lot at night. A laborer was assigned to ...
Caterpillar creates two new divisions as three VPs step aside
Discovery of human remains halts $2.9 million bridge project in Minnesota
Cummins developing fully-electric powertrain: “We are not just a diesel company”
Spy shots: Is Ford working on a Ranger Raptor?
U.S.-made, Cat-powered Monterra 4×4/6×6 cabovers are reset Army trucks aimed at construction
Small trench, big disaster
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U.S.-made, Cat-powered Monterra 4×4/6×6 cabovers are reset Army trucks aimed at ...
by Tom Quimby
ELD Mandate: As contractors scramble to comply with electronic logging, others ...
by Equipment World Staff
JCB’s 16C-1, 18Z-1 and 19C-1 mini excavators bring new designs, lots ...
by Wayne Grayson
Test Drive: Volvo’s new VNR tractor with 38 tons of concrete ...
by Jason Cannon
Cat tax whistleblower could get IRS reward of $600 million
by Wayne Grayson
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