Tag: worksafe

Worker Pulled into Ground by Quicksand Condition

Worker Pulled into Ground by Quicksand Condition

At a city’s sewer construction site, a quicksand condition developed, pulling a worker into the ground. This is what happened. A new lift station was being built. Lift stations facilitate the flow of waste water by moving it…

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Worker Killed When Saw Kicks Back

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Young Worker Falls from Forklift

Young Worker Falls from Forklift

New equipment can introduce something unexpected into the workplace: danger. A young worker, just 3 weeks on the job, fell from an elevated platform of this order-selector-style forklift sustaining a serious head injury. These are the findings of…

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Drum Explodes During Welding, Killing Worker

Drum Explodes During Welding, Killing Worker

It doesn’t take much. Only about a tablespoon of acetone evaporated inside a 44-gallon drum creates enough vapour to make it explosive. At this kayak manufacturing shop, welding on an empty acetone drum cost a fibreglass worker his…

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Asbestos in Construction: Workers

Asbestos in Construction: Workers

I’ve been working construction renovation a couple years. Some of the jobs are kind of sketchy, but whatever, I need the money. All you want to do is get your job done so you can go home. Nobody…

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Young Worker — Kitchen TV Commercial

Young Worker — Kitchen TV Commercial

[Josh]: What do I do now? [Boss in background]: Josh, have you moved that pot of stuff yet? [Josh]: What pot? He can’t mean that big mother, it’s massive! Aw, damn. Gloves! They’re wet – aw, yuck. It’s…

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Worker Crushed by Lowering Dump Box

Worker Crushed by Lowering Dump Box

A worker was fatally crushed while working on a dump truck. Inside the cab there was a PTO or power take-off control to lower the hydraulic dump box. The control wasn’t a hold-to run type where you need…

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Farm Accident: Potato Harvester Crushes Worker’s Leg

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This potato harvester’s manufacturer warned: Before doing maintenance switch the engine off and remove the ignition key. Two workers would find out why the hard way. The harvester is pulled behind a tractor, powered by the power take-off,…

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Tree Barberchairs, Then Strikes Worker

Tree Barberchairs, Then Strikes Worker

Two silviculture workers were slashing brush along a transmission line’s right-of-way. One would die attempting to fall a tree. Low brush covered most of the work area, but there was also a small clump of trees in a…

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WHMIS 2015 for Workers

WHMIS 2015 for Workers

Staying safe and healthy at work. It’s your most important job. But when it comes to hazardous products, how do you know what’s in your workplace? And if you use hazardous products, how do you protect yourself and…

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