January 2020, Vol. 247, No. 1

Tech Notes

Productivity & Safety: A Natural Pairing in Pipe Handling

Most construction accidents happen during pipe handling, when workers are loading and unloading large, heavy pipe or when additional construction equipment is brought in to move big and unwieldy pipe with workers in close proximity.  The new system that allows for better pipe handling on the job site. McElroy’s pipe-handling systems can simplify the process and create a safer working environment, while increasing productivity 150% by turning out long runs of fused pipe each day. A single 54-inch DR 25 high-density polyethylene pipe stick weighs about three tons. Safety concerns arise when excavators or cranes are used to lift the p

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