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Safety Watch | Equipment World | Construction Equipment, News and Information | Heavy Construction Equipment - Part 4
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Be wary of work zones: Know how to stay safe when there’s a lot going on
The accident: A heavy equipment operator was part of a crew working on a resurfacing project for a county road. In need ...
Dangerous demo: Demolition work is unpredictable — be ready for any hazard
The accident: A construction company was demolishing a two-story warehouse. A large portion of the building had already been razed when the second ...
Disastrous drops: Falls are the number one cause of death in construction accidents
The accident: A bridge repair company was performing work on an interstate highway bridge. A barrier wall had been removed and four inches ...
Shock-proof yourself: Know the dangers of working around electricity
The accident: A crew was setting anchors in preparation for utility pole placement, using a boom truck with auger. Each anchor was attached ...
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Up in the air: Sacrificing safety for convenience could cost you
The accident: A worker was replacing structural steel members on a 280-foot-tall communications tower. Suspended 60 feet in the air, he was preparing to ...
Welding worries: Things you can’t see can kill you
The accident: A construction worker was welding a catwalk to a 15-foot-tall waste oil tank. Vapors from the tank ...
Hidden dangers: Invisible vapors can be deadly when welding
The accident: A worker was repairing a truck body alone in his company’s shop, using an arc welding system ...
Shoring things up: Use required protective systems when working in a trench
The accident: Two laborers were installing conduit in an 8-foot-deep by two-foot-wide trench. The crew leader, who was digging the ...
In the trenches: One of the most preventable accidents can also be the deadliest
The accident: Three workers were repairing a water main break in a 7-foot-deep, 5-foot-wide excavation. To expose the water ...
Treacherous trenching: Knowing the guidelines keeps you out of harm’s way
The accident: Two laborers were installing water lines in a 9-foot-deep, 7-foot-wide trench with vertical walls. A corner of ...
Heavy load: ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Trailer overloading may harm both your load and the traffic around you
The accident: A pickup truck was towing an overloaded trailer when it caused a multiple-vehicle accident, closing one road ...
Safe hauling: Learn your load limits when trailering heavy equipment
The accident: Going down a busy Interstate, a construction supervisor was hauling a backhoe on a trailer. The backhoe ...
Tricky transport: Hauling equipment safely means more than just load-and-go
The accident: A tractor-trailer hauling construction machines rear-ended a pickup truck with two men inside. The tractor-trailer ended up ...
Lethal loads: Unloading a trailer can be deadly unless you follow the proper procedure
The accident: A truck driver was unloading wood chip material from his open-top trailer via a moveable floor conveyor ...
Stay put: You’re safer inside a tipping forklift than outside
The accident: After putting his machine in reverse on some banking, a rough terrain operator felt his machine start to ...
Slippery slopes: Stay aware of changing soil conditions when using a trencher
The accident: A crew was installing underground telecommunications cable when the trencher operator started to maneuver the trencher out ...
Keep your balance: Moving materials with a backhoe calls for extreme care
The accident: A crew replacing cracked drainpipes used a backhoe to carry replacement concrete pipes to a utility trench. ...
Careful compaction: Ignoring safety procedures could be a costly mistake
The accident: An operator was running a compactor over a newly created gravel shoulder on a road improvement project. In ...
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