According to a report on the United States Department of Labor, 5,250 employees died on the job because of work-related injuries in 2018. Twenty-one percent of the fatalities were in the construction industry.
The deaths were attributable to falling objects, electrocution, and caught in-between. The latter refers to a worker dying due to getting stuck, struck or crushed by equipment or objects.
It does not matter what level of training the operators or those on site have; there are specific safety tips to avoid injury. Here are 10 of the best ways to prevent accidents from heavy equipment.