MANY THANKS to Matt Bunner, Safety Professional Extraordinaire, for sharing this video with us.  I always knew it could happen and here we see it happening.  The bolt turns in one direction and the nut turns in the other.  SAFETY PINS MATTER!

WARNING!  Viewer Discretion is STRONGLY ADVISED.  This video is a CCTV clip showing a worker dying in a hydraulic press, no blood or guts; but you see a man die before your eyes.  He died from compression asphyxiation.  We can see the press has serious safety issues (no two-hand controls or light curtain).  I wonder how many times this worker has run this press?  He looked awfully smooth right up to the point where he failed to lock it out to SET IT UP for the next run.

Now you see it... Now you don't!  Watch a DOT 412 Trailer disappear before your eyes and no it is NOT a magic trick!  It is imperative to properly follow the Hazardous Materials Regulations. Improperly shipped hazardous materials can sometimes end with a catastrophic failure. In this case, a corrosive material was placed in an incompatible aluminum cargo tank for shipment. The company involved paid a $120,200 civil penalty for not following the regulations.

WARNING VIEWER Discretion Advised - this video may be upsetting to some viewers as it shows the painstaking mistake a worker makes by using his foot to push material into a feed auger.  In this video we can see the worker standing in the "dump chute" manually feeding material into an auger hopper.  It appears this worker was comfortable doing this task as he did not think twice about doing it.  The auger grabs his foot and pulls him into the auger.  Sad to sad, the auger twisted off his foot and this saved his life as he was not fully pulled into the auger which would have undoubtedly killed him.

WARNING!  Viewer Discretion advised.  No blood or gore, but it is an accident caught on camera and may be upsetting to some viewers.

1910.178(n)(4) The driver shall be required to slow down and sound the horn at cross aisles and other locations where vision is obstructed. If the load being carried obstructs forward view, the driver shall be required to travel with the load trailing.

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