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Run Over / Back Over
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 ...
Backhoes are getting better as CTLs, compact excavators chip away at market share
Test Drive: 2017 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 4×4 is a pickup built to tow—and keep you connected
Caterpillar will move global HQ to Deerfield, lll., beginning this year
John Deere unveils Fixstern: A lightweight vision for the backhoe of the future (VIDEO)
Ford files patent for sliding pickup bed
Dragged to his death: How to prevent chipper accidents
GO TO SAFETY WATCH
Caterpillar will move global HQ to Deerfield, lll., beginning this year ...
by Wayne Grayson
John Deere unveils Fixstern: A lightweight vision for the backhoe of ...
by Marcia Gruver Doyle
Test Drive: Kenworth’s T880S is a more versatile replacement for the ...
by Jason Cannon
Cat D8T moves more at less cost with several new options ...
by Wayne Grayson
Kobelco launches slew of new excavators, improved models
by Don McLoud
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