Construction Safety Videos

Workers engage in many activities that may expose them to serious hazards, such as falling from rooftops, unguarded machinery, being struck by heavy construction equipment, electrocutions, silica dust, and asbestos. The videos below show how quickly workers can be injured or killed on the job and are intended to assist those in the industry to identify, reduce, and eliminate construction-related hazards.

Most of the videos are 2 to 4 minutes long, presented in clear, easily accessible vocabulary, and show common construction worksite activities. The videos may be used for employer and worker training. Each video presents:

  • A worksite incident based on true stories that resulted in worker injury or death.
  • Corrective actions for preventing these types of incidents.
Angle Grinders (Graphic Content - Viewer Discretion Is Advised)
Carbon Monoxide in Construction/Portable Gas-Powered Equipment
Circular Saw Kickback (Graphic Content - Viewer Discretion Is Advised)
Worker Crushed by Lowering Dump Box
Food Trucks and Propane Safety: Hazards on the Move
Garbage Truck Strikes Overpass, Driver Crushed
Worker Dies While Using Industrial Pressure Washer
Carbon Monoxide in Construction/Portable Gas-Powered Equipment
Worker Pulled Through Woodchipper
Shipping Container Explodes, Injuring Worker
Excavations in Construction/Soil Classification
Struck By Mobile Equipment
Vacuum Truck Explosion Injures Worker
Prevent Electrocutions: Work Safely with Cranes near Power Lines
Worker on Scissor Lift Electrocuted
Bullying and Harassment in Construction: I Was a Bully
A Bright Arc: Contact with a Power Line (6 of 7)
Excavator Accident: Concrete Barrier Strikes Worker
Forklift Crushes Worker
Improper Ventilation Causes Fire in Confined Space
Jack Thomas: Injured Young Worker
Mobile Crane Failures: Why Maintenance and Inspections Are Critical
What Is Potential Energy and What Are the Hazards?
Worker Pulled into Ground by Quicksand Condition
Worker Killed When Saw Kicks Back
The Hazards of Shipping Containers
Struck-by Accidents in Construction/Swinging Cranes
Tractor Accidents: Three Crushed in Tractor Rollovers
Joe's Story: Short-Haul Truck Driver Safety
Machine Shop Safety
Bullying and Harassment in Construction: When You're Targeted
Combustible Wood Dust Explosions
Electrical Safety: Crane Truck Contact
Drum Explodes During Welding, Killing Worker
Worker Survives Excavator Rollover
Forklift Tips Over, Crushing Operator
Incident Investigation Reporting
Painting in Confined Space Causes Fire
Workers Killed While Servicing Tires
Logging Accident: Operator Dies in Skidder Rollover
Struck-by Accidents in Construction/Vehicle Back-Over
Struck-by Accidents in Construction/Vehicle Back-Over
Concrete Pump Hose Whips, Killing Worker
Excavations in Construction/Trenching
Worker Killed While Venting Tanker