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Safety Watch | Equipment World | Construction Equipment, News and Information | Heavy Construction Equipment - Part 2
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Breaking bad habits: Save yourself in the event of a rollover
The accident: A construction foreman was operating a compaction roller along an incline next to a roadway. The roller ...
Trenching tactics: Use proper precautions to avoid a collapse
The accident: A crew assigned to dig a trench and install conduit dug an 8-foot-deep by two-foot-wide trench. Two ...
Deadly drops: Collapses aren’t the only source of demolition dangers
The accident: A construction crew working on a rooftop demolition project was making chainsaw cuts to the roof's planking ...
Don’t get burned: Take extra precautions when handling hot asphalt
The accident: A dump truck driver stopped to assist another driver, who was having brake problems. As the first ...
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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 ...
Trailering tactics: Proper planning and the right equipment ensures safe transport
The accident: A paving company employee was transporting a compactor to a jobsite. After parking the tilt bed trailer, ...
Logical lifting: Removing a bridge slab calls for caution
The accident: An operator was using a hydraulic excavator with a lifting attachment to remove concrete slabs from a bridge. ...
Heavy lifting: Pay attention to an aerial lift’s capacity
The accident: Three construction workers in a scissor lift were shoveling dirt and gravel from a planter box mounted ...
Shocking situations: Working around electricity is serious business
The accident: Two heavy equipment mechanics were using a service truck with a crane to repair a scraper. The ...
Paving pitfalls: Workers should be on guard around moving machines
The accident: A skid-steer operator working on a paving project backed into a worker shoveling asphalt, pinning him between ...
Excavation obstacles: Watch your back when working around digging equipment
The accident: A backhoe operator was moving fill dirt, after which other workers spread and compacted the fill. The ...
PPE problems: When used incorrectly personal protective equipment can create a hazard
The accident: A backhoe operator jumped off his machine to assist another crewmember. The strap of his fall protection ...
Spotting safety problems: Always know what’s around you
The accident: A dump truck backed onto a site behind a skid steer. The skid steer operator failed to ...
Major miscalculations: When felling trees with an excavator, know when and where to dig
The accident: A worker using a hydraulic excavator to remove trees used a bucket to dig away from the ...
Treacherous tire repair: Taking shortcuts can lead to disastrous results
The accident: A welder repairing leaks on a skid steer's rim wheel used a flammable inflation product on the ...
Don’t enter unprotected trenches: Following proper procedure minimizes cave-in risk
The accident: An excavator operator removed a trench shield to access broken pipe. The trench wall caved in, burying ...
Hauling headaches: Know your load limits when trailering equipment
The accident: A driver was transporting a wheel loader weighing approximately 65,000 pounds on a lowboy trailer, secured by ...
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 ...
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