Safety articles on Incidents

Scene of the Trench Wall Collapse
Incidents

Without Cave-in Protection, an Excavation Turns Tragic

This contractor had a safety program but had not implemented the program or provided employees with safety training. Here's what went wrong.

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Scene of the Trench Incident
Incidents

Workers Injured When Pinned in a Trench by a Backhoe

Two workers were injured when they were pinned in a trench by a backhoe. Why is heavy equipment safety not just the responsibility of the operator?

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Forklift Topple at Construction Site
Incidents

All Forklifts Are Not the Same: Why Training is Important

All forklift operators need to have the proper training before they jump in the driver's seat. This protects them and other workers in the area.

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Boom Lift has Fallen Over in Middle of Street
Incidents

Lessons Learned About Fall Protection Safety on Boom Lifts

Boom lifts are effective when you need to access heights without the expense of a crane or the hassle of scaffolding, but tip over hazards are a real concern.

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Workplace Injury Form with Pencil
Incidents

Why It's Important to Report Workplace Injuries Quickly

Unsafe acts on the job can lead to workplace incidents resulting in injuries, illnesses, or fatalities. Time is critical when reporting an injury, here's why.

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Two Workers in a Trench
Incidents

Why Workers Should Never Enter an Unprotected Trench

Safety training should be adequate enough so all excavation workers understand why they should never enter an unprotected trench for their own safety.

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Worker in a bucket truck fixing a traffic light.
Incidents

Bucket Truck Incident is a Fall Protection Reminder

It shouldn't take a fatality for employers to review and update their safety program and ensure proper fall protection procedures are used on every job.

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First Aid Medical Bag
Incidents

First Aid Basics Vital to the Skilled Trades Industry

Learn more about the first aid basics that are the most vital for the skilled trades industry and provide a good foundation for your workforce.

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Machine, Debarker, Close-up
Incidents

Tragic Caught-in Incident with a Valuable Safety Lesson

This tragic caught-in incident demonstrates that when lockout/tagout procedures are not followed, the results can be deadly. Safety meetings do save lives.

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