June 2006

By : 
Benjamin W. Mangan

According to OSHA, 70 percent of workplace accidents can be avoided with proper training and safety procedures. NIOSH states that the three most common types of injuries occur when: A forklift overturns; workers are struck, crushed, or pinned by a forklift; and workers fall from a forklift. With proper education and guidance from employers, the following accidents could have been prevented.

By : 
Rick Raef

When it comes to placing concrete barriers, or K-Rail, the work can be done by cranes or forklifts. But when the wrong tool is chosen for the job, the consequences can be fatal. Colorado state highway officials issued a stop-work order for a rough-terrain crane earlier this month, after the second accident in five weeks took place on the Colorado Springs Metro Interstate Expansion (COSMIX) project.