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Preventing Forklift accidents

Forklifts are well-known, as they are present on almost all construction sites. Although most construction workers are familiar with the way they are operated and the safety risks associated with them, they are still responsible for roughly 100 deaths each year, as well as around 62,000 minor injuries and 35,000 major injuries.

Crane accidents are more common than you might think

The use of cranes for increasingly ambitious construction projects is a crucial part of American development, and helps to create world-class cities that are ever-evolving. However, the reality for construction workers that regularly use and operate cranes is that they have the potential to cause fatal accidents. Engineers are constantly working to make cranes safer and accidents less likely to happen. Unfortunately, crane accidents are more common than you might think.

Scaffolding dangers and safety: What you should know

Scaffolds are a common on construction sites -- whether there's a major job happening or just some minor work being done. They're also a common cause of major injuries -- it only takes one fall to change a worker's life forever due to permanent injuries (assuming he or she even survives).

The dark side of power tools in a layperson's hands

There are a lot of televisions shows and websites that encourage people to roll up their sleeves, pick up some power tools and make the changes they want to see happen in their surroundings themselves instead of hiring a professional. These days, it's easier than ever to "do-it-yourself" because even expensive power tools are available for rent through a lot of home improvement stores.

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