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 Shipping container explodes, killing firefighter

 
Shipping container explodes, killing firefighter
Gasoline from gas-powered equipment, and other flammable liquids inside a shipping container vaporized and exploded. Tragically, a firefighter lost his life. (3 min 11 s)
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Safety Advisory Bulletin  
 
 Tree barberchairs, then strikes worker

 
Tree barberchairs, then strikes worker
A tree splits vertically up the trunk (barberchairs) and then comes down, striking a silviculture worker. (3 min 52 s)
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 Worker on scissor lift electrocuted

 
Worker on scissor lift electrocuted
A young worker performing service checks on a scissor lift gets too close to a power line and is electrocuted. (2 min 47 s)
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 Faller killed by slab from danger tree

 
Faller killed by slab from danger tree
A 500 pound slab dislodged from a danger tree strikes and kills a faller. (3 min 48 s)
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 Potato harvester crushes worker's leg

 
Potato harvester crushes worker's leg
While performing maintenance on a potato harvester, a farm worker falls. His leg is caught and then crushed. (3 min 28 s)
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 Potato harvester amputates worker's forearm

 
Potato harvester amputates worker's forearm
Failure to implement safeguarding on an old potato harvester costs a farm worker her forearm. (2 min 41 s)
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 Young worker burned in drum explosion

 
Young worker burned in drum explosion
A young worker using a plasma cutter is burned when the drum he is cutting explodes. (2 min 8 s)
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 When are work gloves dangerous?

 
When are work gloves dangerous?
Wearing gloves can actually create a danger when working around machinery with moving parts. (2 min 45 s)
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Safety Alert
 
 Grinders: What's the right eye protection?

 
Grinders: What's the Right Eye Protection?
Safety glasses or goggles alone often do not provide sufficient protection when using grinders. (2 min 10 s)
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Hazard Alert Toolbox Meeting Guide
 
 Drum explodes during welding, killing worker

 
Drum explodes during welding, killing worker
A worker welding on an empty acetone drum is killed when residual acetone in the drum ignites and explodes. (3 min 13 s)
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 Welding explosion injures young worker

 
Welding explosion injures young worker
As a young worker welds a boat's transom, gasoline vapours ignite and then explode. (3 min 10 s)
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 Three crushed in tractor rollovers

 
Three crushed in tractor rollovers
Three fatal rollovers show what happens when rollover protective structures are not used. (2 min 50 s)
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Hazard Alert Spanish
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 Young worker falls from forklift

 
Young worker falls from forklift
A young worker new to the job falls 13 feet off a forklift's platform onto a concrete floor. (4 min 41 s)
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 Out-of-control mower strikes worker

 
Out-of-control mower strikes worker
Three mower accidents show how slopes and the lack of rollover protection systems can lead to danger. (2 min 18 s)
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 Excavation Death Trap: Not Today

 
Excavation Death Trap: Not Today
Worker climbs out of excavation just in the nick of time before it collapses. (1 min 26 s)
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 Bucked tree pivots, killing faller

 
Bucked tree pivots, killing faller
Look out for the danger signs when encountering rootwads and windfalls. (3 min 29 s)
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 Oil and gas accident investigation

 
Concrete barrier strikes worker
With no pre-job plan, two workers improvised the lifting of a concrete barrier using an excavator. One of them would lose part of his leg. (2 min 49 s)
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 Restaurant Accident Investigation

 
Restaurant kettle explodes
Lack of maintenance and improper servicing of a kettle became a recipe for a disaster.The kettle exploded, injuring 3 workers and destroying a kitchen. (3 min 5 s)
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 Sawmill Accident Investigation

 
Saw kickbacks can be deadly
A worker dies after being struck by a board kicked back from a saw. Use safeguards to protect against saw kickbacks. (2 min 32 s)
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 Safeguarding in Food Products Manufacturing

 
Food products manufacturing: Safeguard and don't pay the price with your hands
With everything there's a cost - with food production, I'm going to tell you what that cost is. (3 min 5 s)
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 Safeguarding in Metal Products Manufacturing

 
Metal products manufacturing: Safeguard and save your hands
Every year several hundred manufacturing workers in B.C. injure their hands due to missing or inadequate safeguarding. Don't be one of them. (2 min 30 s)
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 Grapple Yarder Accident Investigation

 
Grapple kills spotter
A spotter working in blind conditions was struck by a grapple. Confirm spotters are in the clear before throwing a grapple. (2 min 16 s)
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 Concrete Pumper Accident Investigation

 
Concrete pump hose whips, throwing worker
Trapped air pressurized to hundreds of pounds per square inch inside a pumper hose. Its sudden release caused a hose to whip violently, throwing a worker. (2 min 41 s)
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 Skidder Accident Investigation

 
Operator dies in skidder rollover
Skidder rolls 400 feet down slope. Damaged seat belt couldn't protect the operator. (2 min 45 s)
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 Forklift Accident Investigation

 
Forklift crushes worker
Don't rely on just the parking brake. Lower the forks before exiting the cab. (2 min 59 s)
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 Sawmill Accident Investigation

 
Lock out. It takes just seconds to lose a limb.
This slide show describes two accidents, each where a worker lost a limb following improper lockout. (2 min 58 s)
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 Construction Accident Investigation

 
Worker falls after gutter hits power line
Ever worked around a power line and not recognized the hazard? This slide show illustrates how dangerous working around power lines can be. (1 min 57 s)
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 Housekeeping in Woodworking

 
Housekeeping in woodworking
Prevent slips, trips, falls, and injuries in your woodworking shop through simple housekeeping techniques. (1 min 46 s)
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 Accident Snapshot - Fly Rock from Blasting

 
"It was raining rocks!"
A quick look at what happened when things went wrong during a blasting operation. It literally "rained rocks." (1 min 27 s)
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 Oil and Gas Investigation

 
Worker killed while venting tanker
An accident investigation where a worker was struck by a pipe while venting a tanker. Includes an animation showing how the pipe blew off. (4 min 8 s)
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 Guarding for Woodworking

 
Guarding for woodworking
Effective point-of-operation safeguarding and safe work practices can help to prevent serious injuries when using table and panel saws. (4 min 40 s)
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 Asbestos in Demolition and Renovation

 
Does the house you're working on contain asbestos?
See some of the common places where asbestos can be found in a home. (5 min 10 s)
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 Garbage Truck Accident Investigation

 
Garbage truck strikes overpass, driver crushed
In this slide show, the accident investigation found that human factors played an important role. (5 min 6 s)
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 Building for 2010

 
Safety programs help keep workers safe
Innovative construction safety programs at the Vancouver Convention Centre expansion project. (2 min 7 s)
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 Construction Accident Investigation

 
Young construction worker dies from fall
Falls are a leading cause of fatalities in construction. In this slide show, a young worker died when he fell from a balcony. (3 min 1 s)
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 WorkSafeBC Lift/Lower Calculator

 
Learn about our new lifting calculator
Ever wondered whether a weight was safe to lift? Our new lifting calculator helps estimate whether a lift has a low, moderate, or high risk of injury. (1 min 13 s)
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 Lockout for woodworking

 
Lockout for woodworking
De-energizing woodworking machinery when doing maintenance prevents injury. See the basic steps for locking out. (2 min 42 s)
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 Woodchipper Accident Investigation

 
Worker pulled through woodchipper
An accident investigation where a worker died after being pulled into a woodchipper. The accident is described using the actual photos from the scene. (2 min 43 s)
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 Excavator Accident Investigation

 
Worker survives excavator rollover
A rollover crushed and deformed the cab of this excavator. Miraculously, the worker survived. (2 min 16 s)
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 Safety for Retailers

 
How to prevent violence
Every year, there are many violent incidents in retail. However, there are things you can do to prevent violence. (2 min 14 s)
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 Tire Accident Investigation

 
Workers killed while servicing tires
Tires can explode with devastating force. This slide show profiles three serious tire accidents. (2 min 47 s)
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 Washing Hands Saves Lives

 
Disease prevention: It's in your hands
Corrina Hellens, Occupational Health Nurse, demonstrates how to wash your hands properly to prevent the spread of infection. (2 min 29 s)
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 Tractor Accident Investigation

 
Farmer crushed under tractor's tires
Slide show of an accident investigation of a tragic accident where a farm worker was killed. (1 min 37 s)
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 Waterjet Accident Investigation

 
Worker dies while using industrial pressure washer
Slide show of an accident investigation where a worker died while operating a high-powered pressure washer. (2 min 51 s)
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 Forklift Accident Investigation

 
Forklift tips over, crushing operator
Slide show of an accident investigation where a forklift operator died when his forklift tipped over. (1 min 52 s)
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 H2S Accident Investigation

 
Truck driver almost killed by H2S
Slide show of an accident investigation where the driver of the tanker truck was almost killed by deadly H2S gases in the atmosphere while filling his tank. (2 min 28 s)
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 Forestry Accident Investigation

 
Broken chain link almost kills worker
Slide show of an accident investigation where a worker was almost killed when the link from a broken harvester chain shot through the window of the harvester. (2 min 7 s)
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 Personal Optional Protection - David Fushtey

 
Protect yourself with workplace insurance
David Fushtey is a self-employed sculptor. He recognizes the benefits of working safely and of Personal Optional Protection (POP). POP is insurance that can protect you against wage loss if you are injured or contract a disease as a result of your work. (2 min 16 s)
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 Personal Optional Protection - Leigh Kitsch

 
Protect yourself with workplace insurance
Leigh Kitsch, owner of a laser hair removal salon talks about why she chose to sign up for Personal Optional Protection. (1 min 57 s)
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