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Electrocution kills Virginia construction worker after crane comes in contact with power line

Electrocution kills Virginia construction worker after...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 29, 2014

In what investigators are calling a "freak accident," a young construction worker was killed earlier this week after being electrocuted ...

Construction worker killed by utility line electrocution on jobsite near Seattle

Construction worker killed by utility line...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Aug 21, 2014

A construction worker was killed Wednesday afternoon after he was electrocuted while working on a hospital expansion in Edmonds, Washington. According ...

Safety Step 1: Keep Your Distance

Safety Step 1: Keep Your Distance

Posted by Amy Materson on Nov 25, 2013

OSHA requires you stay at least 10 feet away from overhead power lines with up to a 50,000-volt current. For ...

Safety Step 2: Double-check equipment

Safety Step 2: Double-check equipment

Posted by Amy Materson on Nov 25, 2013

If you’ll be working on around electrical circuits or parts, check to see that machinery and power tools are properly ...

Safety Step 3: Wear the right PPE

Safety Step 3: Wear the right PPE

Posted by Amy Materson on Nov 25, 2013

Your personal protective equipment is the last line of defense between you and any hazards you may face. Make sure ...

3 Safety Steps for avoiding electrocution on the jobsite

3 Safety Steps for avoiding electrocution on the...

Posted by Amy Materson on Nov 25, 2013

Of all the causes for on-the-job construction fatalities, electrocution may seem the most avoidable. It’s merely a matter of avoiding ...

Safety Watch

Safety Watch

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Apr 05, 2012

Prepare not to be shocked Use common sense when working around electrical hazards By Amy Materson   The accident: A crew was working on ...

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