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How to avoid deadly roller compactor rollovers on jobsites with slopes or embankments

Posted by Amy Materson on September 02, 2014

How to avoid deadly roller compactor rollovers on jobsites with slopes or embankments

A construction worker was killed in an accident in Florida on August 21, when the roller he was operating slipped down a berm and rolled on top of him, killing ...

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

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 29, 2014

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

In what investigators are calling a "freak accident," a young construction worker was killed earlier this week after being electrocuted in Amelia County, Virginia. According to a report from CBS 6 ...

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Construction worker rescued from pit scaffolding after suffering cardiac arrest

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 27, 2014

Construction worker rescued from pit scaffolding after suffering cardiac arrest

Firefighters rescued a construction worker Monday afternoon after he suffered a heart attack on a downtown Houston jobsite. According to a report from KTRK TV, the worker was on scaffolding inside ...

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Construction worker survives after being impaled in chest by power saw blade

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 26, 2014

Construction worker survives after being impaled in chest by power saw blade

While working atop a shopping center in Houston Monday morning, a construction worker was impaled in the chest by the blade of a power saw he was using. Houston Fire Department ...

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Construction workers narrowly escape jobsite shootings in Michigan and NYC

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 26, 2014

Construction workers narrowly escape jobsite shootings in Michigan and NYC

As temperatures have soared on jobsites across the U.S., so too, apparently, have tempers. Nearly two weeks ago, a construction worker stabbed and killed his co-worker while they were renovating a ...

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These 3 changes to your day-to-day will make you a more productive worker on the construction jobsite

Posted by Amy Materson on August 25, 2014

These 3 changes to your day-to-day will make you a more productive worker on the construction jobsite

“Work smarter, not harder.” How many times have you seen that quote? Over time, the idea that your best performance is a result of how you work, not how long you ...

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Student found dead at Penn State University construction site

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 25, 2014

Student found dead at Penn State University construction site

A Penn State University freshman was found dead on a campus jobsite Sunday morning, according to a report from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. The student, Jack Crean of Boalsburg, Pennsylvania, was discovered on ...

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Construction worker killed by utility line electrocution on jobsite near Seattle

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 21, 2014

Construction worker killed by utility line electrocution on jobsite near Seattle

A construction worker was killed Wednesday afternoon after he was electrocuted while working on a hospital expansion in Edmonds, Washington. According to a report from KIRO TV in Seattle, crews were ...

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How to find great safety material for toolbox talks tailored to the job at hand

Posted by Amy Materson on August 19, 2014

How to find great safety material for toolbox talks tailored to the job at hand

When preparing material for your toolbox talks, it’s best to tailor the current training to the job at hand. Aligning your safety training information with the situations your crews are ...

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Construction workers are 22% more likely to die on Texas jobsites

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 18, 2014

Construction workers are 22% more likely to die on Texas jobsites

Over the weekend, the Dallas Morning News released a bombshell of a report on workplace deaths in Texas as compared to other states. After an analysis of the most recent Bureau ...

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Construction worker killed while unloading equipment in NYC

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 13, 2014

Construction worker killed while unloading equipment in NYC

A 62-year-old construction worker was killed in an accident near Throgs Neck Bridge in the Bronx borough of New York City. According to a report from NY1 News, the accident happened ...

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Cardboard hard hat sombreros a quick way to escape the sun on the jobsite; open a wormhole of safety regulation questions

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 11, 2014

Cardboard hard hat sombreros a quick way to escape the sun on the jobsite; open a wormhole of safety regulation questions

In the right conditions, the human mind can be pretty resourceful. The minds of construction workers—belonging to such an industrious and resourceful lot—are not exempt. The photo above is a perfect ...

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Construction worker dies after being thrown from loader bucket in Kansas

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 11, 2014

Construction worker dies after being thrown from loader bucket in Kansas

A construction worker died Friday morning from several serious injuries he sustained after being thrown from the bucket of a loader. According to The Wichita Eagle, Benjamin Gomez, 40, died from injuries ...

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Construction worker killed in work zone hit and run near Dallas

Posted by Equipment World Staff on August 08, 2014

Construction worker killed in work zone hit and run near Dallas

A highway construction worker was killed earlier this week while working on the President George Bush Turnpike in Grand Prairie, Texas. Investigators told NBCDFW.com that a construction convoy consisting of a large ...

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Contractor drowns when skid steer topples into river in Colorado

Posted by Wayne Grayson on August 07, 2014

Contractor drowns when skid steer topples into river in Colorado

A contractor was killed in Durango, Colorado earlier this week after the skid steer he was operating toppled into the Animas River. The contractor, identified as Charles William Huntoon Jr., 32, ...

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5 easy ways to beat the summer heat on a construction jobsite

Posted by Equipment World Staff on August 06, 2014

5 easy ways to beat the summer heat on a construction jobsite

Outdoor construction sites rarely see ideal temperatures, especially during the dog days of summer. Workers may spend hours under the sun, which can be a huge health hazard if certain ...

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OSHA official: Further increase in construction deaths likely; triggered by uptick in activity, less-experienced workers

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 29, 2014

OSHA official: Further increase in construction deaths likely; triggered by uptick in activity, less-experienced workers

If it seems like you're hearing about a lot more construction-related deaths lately, you're not alone. Anyone who pays close attention to news concerning the industry has likely noticed reports ...

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Construction worker killed by trash truck while picking up cones from work zone

Posted by Equipment World Staff on July 28, 2014

Construction worker killed by trash truck while picking up cones from work zone

A construction worker was killed after being hit by a trash truck that crashed into a road work zone last week in Kansas. According to a report from The Hutchinson News, Dylan ...

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3 tips for staying safe inside road construction work zones

Posted by Amy Materson on July 24, 2014

3 tips for staying safe inside road construction work zones

Although many types of construction work can be considered hazardous, few tasks are more dangerous than those conducted in road construction work zones. A number of construction site hazards can be ...

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Concrete beam collapse kills construction worker, injures 2 others at Ft. Lauderdale jobsite

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 23, 2014

Concrete beam collapse kills construction worker, injures 2 others at Ft. Lauderdale jobsite

A massive concrete beam collapsed at a jobsite in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Monday, killing one construction worker and injuring two others. Police told Local 10, the city's ABC affiliate, that the ...

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Philadelphia unveils required construction, demolition project signage one year after fatal building collapse

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 22, 2014

Philadelphia unveils required construction, demolition project signage one year after fatal building collapse

As a measure taken in the aftermath of a building demolition that killed six people last year, the city of Philadelphia is now requiring construction and demolition sites to post ...

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Construction worker dies after fall down elevator shaft on Louisville jobsite

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 22, 2014

Construction worker dies after fall down elevator shaft on Louisville jobsite

A construction worker on an off-campus apartment complex being built for students at the University of Louisville was killed last week after falling down an elevator shaft. According to a report ...

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Worker fired for hanging Alabama football flag at Texas A&M stadium made Facebook posts suggesting he sabotaged construction

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 18, 2014

Worker fired for hanging Alabama football flag at Texas A&M stadium made Facebook posts suggesting he sabotaged construction

Earlier this week, news and a particular photo went viral concerning a construction worker and University of Alabama football fan being fired from the ongoing renovations at Texas A&M's Kyle ...

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Semi truck collides with bridge under construction on I-215 in California; causes falsework to collapse

Posted by Equipment World Staff on July 18, 2014

Semi truck collides with bridge under construction on I-215 in California; causes falsework to collapse

A semi truck hauling sand hit a bridge currently under construction on Interstate 215 in Perris, California, earlier this week causing lumber and steel beams to collapse onto the freeway. Thankfully, ...

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4 tips for developing a health and wellness program at your construction firm (and why you should)

Posted by Amy Materson on July 16, 2014

4 tips for developing a health and wellness program at your construction firm (and why you should)

Construction company owners are in a unique position when it comes to assessing and helping their employees manage their health and wellness. Construction is difficult, demanding work, and having employees ...

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2 NYC construction firms charged in scheme that paid people to pose as safety inspectors at 40 jobsites

Posted by Wayne Grayson on July 14, 2014

2 NYC construction firms charged in scheme that paid people to pose as safety inspectors at 40 jobsites

Two New York City construction companies are facing charges of grand larceny among others for hiring unqualified people to pose as safety inspectors and sign off on about 40 construction ...

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3 free safety apps you can put to work on the construction jobsite

Posted by Amy Materson on July 09, 2014

3 free safety apps you can put to work on the construction jobsite

Being an effective safety manager means more than just holding your obligatory toolbox talk and annual safety training meetings. Developing a proactive approach to safety is not only vital to ...

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Prevent heat exhaustion on the construction jobsite with these 10 tips and OSHA resources

Posted by Equipment World Staff on July 07, 2014

Prevent heat exhaustion on the construction jobsite with these 10 tips and OSHA resources

Thousands of workers become ill each year due to heat exhaustion. In 2012 alone, there were 31 heat-related deaths and 4,120 heat-related illnesses. To help combat these numbers, the U.S. Department ...

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Chicago construction worker killed when drunk driver crashes through work zone and into a paver

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 23, 2014

Chicago construction worker killed when drunk driver crashes through work zone and into a paver

A construction worker in Chicago was killed early Saturday morning and several others were injured when a minivan drove through barriers on a road construction work zone and crashed into ...

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GEAR: Blaklader intros high-visibility line of construction clothing

Posted by Tom Jackson on June 23, 2014

GEAR: Blaklader intros high-visibility line of construction clothing

If you've been to the World of Concrete or Conexpo shows, you've probably seen the distinctive Blaklader line of workwear—super tough pants, shirts and jackets with a multitude of convenient ...

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OSHA releases online video game that helps contractors and construction workers identify jobsite hazards

Posted by Equipment World Staff on June 20, 2014

OSHA releases online video game that helps contractors and construction workers identify jobsite hazards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has released an online video game to help with training exercises. Released at the American Society of Safety Engineers conference in Orlando, Florida, the interactive ...

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Construction worker killed by forklift in New York City

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 19, 2014

Construction worker killed by forklift in New York City

Earlier this week, a construction worker at a jobsite in the Queens borough of New York City was killed when a forklift fell on his chest. According to a report from ...

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Welcome to Safety Watch: New section of Equipment World site offers extensive archive of shareable construction safety topics

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on June 18, 2014

Welcome to Safety Watch: New section of Equipment World site offers extensive archive of shareable construction safety topics

Sometimes it’s what you don’t write about that gets the attention. When we briefly suspended our Safety Watch column in Equipment World earlier this year, boy did we hear about it. “I ...

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How to break through apathy and other barriers to implementing safety training on the jobsite

Posted by Amy Materson on June 11, 2014

How to break through apathy and other barriers to implementing safety training on the jobsite

As many as a million construction workers participated in OSHA’s National Fall Safety Stand Down last week. I saw a number of press releases, photos and tweets from companies that ...

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VIDEO: This guy being catapulted by a boom lift is why you should always wear a harness

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 09, 2014

VIDEO: This guy being catapulted by a boom lift is why you should always wear a harness

There's a reason things like safety guidelines, personal protective equipment and harnesses exist: even mundane tasks like moving a boom lift one hundred feet or so can result in a ...

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Chicago construction worker dies after fall through roof

Posted by Wayne Grayson on June 09, 2014

Chicago construction worker dies after fall through roof

A worker with a roofing company died over the weekend after a fall through a Chicago building. While working on the roof of a building in the city's West Town neighborhood, ...

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