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Safety Watch | Equipment World | Construction Equipment, News and Information | Heavy Construction Equipment - Part 5
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Balancing act: Keeping a level load helps ensure your dump truck remains upright
The accident: Two dump truck operators were moving dirt to build an embankment as part of a highway project. ...
In harm’s way: Avert danger by knowing where moving equipment is at all times
The accident: A skid steer operator was backdragging a section of a concrete contractor’s yard used for concrete testing. ...
Alert and aware: Know what’s around you – and behind you – at all times
The accident: A welder was working on a newly-laid section of rail when a wheeled excavator operator backed over ...
Look out: Every month, at least one construction worker is killed when backed over by a construction vehicle in a work zone
The accident: A 10-member crew was replacing expansion joints on a bridge in the right, outside lane of a ...
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Work zone woes: The busier the zone, the greater the risk
The accident: A dump truck driver was transporting a load of asphalt through a work zone during a nighttime ...
Dump truck dangers: Don’t assume a driver knows you’re near the truck
The accident: A milling machine was removing asphalt and depositing it in a dump truck. An engineering technician stepped ...
Perilous paving: Nighttime paving projects offer unique hazards for workers
The accident: A paving crew was milling and repaving a parking lot at night. A laborer was assigned to ...
Handling heat: Beat dehydration by drinking water and knowing when to take a break
The incident: A 25-year-old worker, who had fared well during a week working in 90- to 95-degree temperatures, became ...
Handle with caution: Asphalt paving is a carefully choreographed operation where attention to detail is critical
The accident: A member of a paving crew was making adjustments to the hopper of an asphalt paver when ...
You can’t run fast enough: ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Pay attention to jobsite flammable, combustible fluid handling
The demonstration: Testers ignited one gallon of gasoline inside a car truck. The resulting explosion blasted the trunk lid ...
Gravity shifts: ￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼￼Take extra care when using a skid steer on a slope
The accident: While moving a load of gravel down a hill, a skid steer became unbalanced, prompting the operator ...
Why gamble? You have a wealth of choices when it comes to protecting your eyes
The accident: A worker who was not wearing protective eye wear was using a crowbar to take a nail ...
Tire troubles: Learning to properly work on and around tire assemblies can prevent explosions
The accident: A mechanic replacing a worn-out brake system on a scraper was attempting to remove the brakes from ...
Protect yourself: Using personal protective equipment can save you from a variety of injuries
The accident: A worker was installing pipe for a newly laid building foundation in a shallow trench while a ...
Blown away: Stay out of a tire’s trajectory path during inflation
The accident: A laborer was inflating a flat tire mounted to a multi-piece rim on a wheel loader. He ...
Keep your balance: Make sure all portable ladders — whether manufacturer or job-made — are secure and in the right position
The accident: An employee was climbing a 10-foot ladder to access a landing that was 9 feet above the ...
Stay in control: ￼￼￼￼￼The personal fall protection required on boom aerial lifts ensures you don’t take a fall
The accident: A 51-year-old man was transferring a boom lift from one flatbed truck to another. Ignoring a suggestion that ...
Unsafe openings: Don’t risk falling when working above ground
The accident: A crew was working in a cement plant that was under construction. A worker climbed on a ...
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