Seasonal Safety - Autumn Hazards

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Working Outdoors

Do you work outside?

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Hazard Alerts

 

Related Fatalities

Fatality & Serious Injury Investigation Stories

Fatalities

  • A highway maintenance worker was placing traffic cones on the road during a rain storm when he was hit by a falling tree.
  • The owner of a tree service was doing storm cleanup work in strong winds when he was struck by a section of a tree that he was cutting down.
  • A worker was electrocuted during a residential tree removal operation when their gas powered pole saw came into contact with a 7200 volt primary line.
  • A worker fell approximately 50 feet to a concrete patio during a tree cutting operation after his harness/safety line came free from the crane hook he was attached to.
  • While repairing roof that had areas of dry rot, a worker fell through hole in roof to concrete floor 30 feet below.
  • A worker was struck in the chest by a falling chunk of tree during a tree cutting operation.
  • A worker died when he came into contact with a high voltage line while pressure washing the exterior of a 30-35 foot high silo.
  • Tree trimmer dies after falling from crane hook (903 KB PDF).
  • Worker crushed by falling hay bales (445 KB PDF).

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Fire/Flood

Be prepared for fire and flood emergencies.

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Driving

Be prepared for changing driving conditions.

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