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Project engineer struck and killed by dump truck after just 2 days on the job

Project engineer struck and killed by dump truck after...

Posted by Bobby Atkinson on Jan 29, 2016

A 26-year-old project engineer in Texas was only on the job for two days before he was hit and killed by ...

Contractor killed when wall previously investiagated by OSHA collapses at Ford plant in Chicago

Contractor killed when wall previously investiagated by...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 06, 2016

A contractor was killed and an automotive worker was seriously injured when a wall collapsed at Ford's Chicago Assembly Plant ...

Safety Week Lesson 6: 3 quick safety breaks each day ups awareness, slashes incidents

Safety Week Lesson 6: 3 quick safety breaks each day...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jan 04, 2016

Although there were no injuries, excessive equipment damage and rising safety incidents had begun to take away from the bottom ...

Safety Week Lesson 5: Complacency on articulated dump truck rollovers gets a rude awakening

Safety Week Lesson 5: Complacency on articulated dump...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jan 01, 2016

Articulated trucks, because of their design and the uneven terrain they work in, have a habit of rolling over. Don ...

Safety Week Lesson 4: Equipment mods cut rate of slips, trips and falls

Safety Week Lesson 4: Equipment mods cut rate of slips,...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 31, 2015

Falls from equipment are the number-one source of injuries in the heavy construction arena. Traylor Bros. wanted to do something ...

Safety Week Lesson 3: Driver’s tip leads to lighting overhaul of yard

Safety Week Lesson 3: Driver’s tip leads to...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 30, 2015

Zero-dark thirty is a time of day all too familiar to construction workers. And at Schlouch Inc., when the day ...

Safety Week Lesson 2: Information campaign stops frozen air horn danger

Safety Week Lesson 2: Information campaign stops frozen...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 29, 2015

At Traylor Bros., Jason Ruggles, shop manager, heard that in winter truck drivers were putting frozen air horns on the ...

Safety Week Lesson 1: RFID card reader prevents unauthorized machine access

Safety Week Lesson 1: RFID card reader prevents...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 28, 2015

Tim Truex, midsize equipment and electrical manager for Kokosing Construction wanted a way to prevent unauthorized operators from starting equipment, ...

Construction Safety Week: 6 lessons from the real world

Construction Safety Week: 6 lessons from the real world

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 28, 2015

Are your guys bored with safety talks? Do the topics seem stale, obvious or theoretical? Since it's the end of the ...

Dallas now requiring contractors to give workers heat breaks

Dallas now requiring contractors to give workers heat...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 17, 2015

The Dallas City Council last week passed a measure that requires contractors working in the city limits to give workers ...

2 men crushed to death in seperate heavy equipment accidents in Texas and Alaska

2 men crushed to death in seperate heavy equipment...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 17, 2015

Heavy equipment accidents led to the deaths of two men in the last month. According to a report from KXAN TV, ...

Dozer operator dies after being impaled by tree limb in Wisconsin

Dozer operator dies after being impaled by tree limb in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 15, 2015

A bulldozer operator in Wisconsin was killed last month when he was impaled by a tree limb. According to a report ...

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