Preventing Caught-in and Caught-between Incidents

Preventing Caught-in and Caught-between Incidents

Caught-in/between incidents are among OSHA’s Big Four Construction Hazards, along with falls, electrocution and struck-by incidents. A report from the Center for Construction Research and Training reveals an increase in fatalities resulting from these preventable accidents.

Key findings from the report include:

Caught-in/between injuries result when a worker gets squeezed, caught, crushed, pinched or compressed between two or more objects, or between two parts of an object. Equipment with moving parts that are not safe-guarded, mobile machinery that can tip over and cave-ins of unprotected trenches and excavations can all lead to serious injury or death.

OSHA’s Quick Card for the Top Four Construction Quick Hazards explains that such incidents can be prevented when workers follow best practices such as:

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