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Emergency exit: Proactive planning will help you escape in the event of a tip-over

Posted By Amy Materson On May 14, 2014 @ 2:08 pm In Safety Watch,Tip Over / Rollover | No Comments

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 access the opposite side of the pond, the contractor drove the excavator on the sloped bank next to the water’s edge. The bank sheared away, causing the excavator to tip over into the pond onto the cab…

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