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heavy equipment accidents

Discussion in 'Safety Issues' started by Spangles, Sep 23, 2017.

  1. Spangles

    Spangles Well-Known Member

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    I had no idea there's so many in this day and age....



    Truely shocked.

    Spangles
     
  2. old-iron-habit

    old-iron-habit Senior Member

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    Every day there are new ones. Every day some family ends up hurting or losing loved ones.
     
  3. oldtanker

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    Note: Looks like most of accidents took place in countries that were part of the former Soviet Union including Russia, Asia including India and maybe South America.

    Consider just how many job sites there are around your local area. Now think of how many are active just in the US. Now expand that to the entire world. Many of those job sites are in countries with few if any safety regulations nor agencies to enforce them. Russia, China, most of Asia including India, the Middle East, Africa and South America have terrible track records. Most often no one is held accountable unless someone "important" is killed or injured or there is mass causalities. They often use substandard safety equipment if they use any at all. The equipment may be in poor shape. Operator training is most likely nonexistent. The only people who care are the families of those injured or killed. No fines levied, no one goes to jail, they just hire someone else.

    Most of western Europe, Canada, the US and Australia have pretty tuff safety regulations/laws for work place safety.

    Rick
     
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  4. Delmer

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    And to add to that list of reasons, a lot of those places are JUST NOW being mechanized, there isn't the history of growing up running a tractor, hoe, dozer, then crane or whatever. Instead, it's "you can drive a truck, a loader's not much different"
     
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    A whole lot of ignorance with some stupid thrown in!! Loading/unloading tracked eqpt. on an icy steel deck is just asking for disaster
    Mike
     
  6. Welder Dave

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    It's amazing how so much is on video. Not everything in that video is an accident but sure some stupid people. The last one with the long reach excavator, I was expecting the guy half way out the door to fall in the hole.
     
  7. Spangles

    Spangles Well-Known Member

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    That long reach excavator made me cringe so much. I'd hate to imagine what would happen if the edge gave way...
     
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    We had licensed crane operator master riggers screw up MAJOR league Luckily they caught the issues before a bad lift. They were raising a 50 ton squirt boom truck crane on straps, three times they began the lift and the strapping cut, they almost lost it twice. Finally our weld shop built softeners of steel plates and pipe so the straps would not pull to a hard 90 degree on a edge.

    That was Just 9 years back.

    Same time we hire Mammoet to do our Steam Generator exchanges, they set up a crane on top of our internal reactor building crane, first try the cabling dropped to the floor. The lift mechanism used a jacking mechanism that locked, lifted, relocked and dropped to re-bite. They had connected the hydraulic drive hoses backward. could have had 480,000 lbs hanging on it.