Safety articles on Incidents

Trench After Cave-in
Incidents

Without Cave-in Protection, Excavations Can Be Deadly

A cubic yard of soil causes a massive crushing injury risk. This tragic incident highlights the risks of not providing adequate cave-in protection.

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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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Loader
Incidents

This Fatal Incident Reminds Crews to Inspect Equipment

The weekly safety meeting is a great time to remind heavy equipment operators to inspect their equipment daily and to test their back-up alarms regularly.

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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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Scissor Lift Tip Over Accident Scene
Incidents

Why Scissor Lifts Should Only Be Used by Trained Operators

Scissor lifts can be a safe way to reach great heights, but when operators aren't following safe operating procedures, things can go very wrong.

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Wood Chipper
Incidents

Crushed-by Wood Chipper Machine Maintenance Incident

Wood chippers are dangerous, but this tragedy didn't happen the way you think. Lessons Learned reminder to always inspect heavy equipment prior to use.

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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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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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Construction Materials Fell
Incidents

Deadly Incident Shows How Construction Can Be Dangerous

Caught-in hazards don't just exist where a line worker might get their glove caught in a gear, these hazards exist everywhere on a construction site.

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