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Caterpillar Union Workers Ratify New 6-Year Labor Contract
The new contract included a $6,000 ratification bonus, a 19% increase in pay, 8% worth of lump-sum payments, larger night shift premiums, and a bump in retirement contributions.
March 27, 2023
Contractor, Equipment Operator Charged with Manslaughter after Trench Death
The trench had collapsed twice before the fatal incident, and the contractor had a prior trench violation.
March 6, 2023
3 Contractors Face 6-Figure Penalties after Trench Deaths in Wash., Conn., Ohio
The citations stem from incidents in 2022, which appears to be one of the deadliest years in over a decade for trench collapses.
February 22, 2023
Contractor Charged with Manslaughter after Fatal Trench Collapse
A Colorado contractor has been charged with reckless manslaughter after one of his workers died in a trench collapse in 2021.
February 1, 2023
CM Labs to Introduce 4 New Simulator Training Packs at ConExpo 2023
Four new CM Labs' virtual-reality trainers at ConExpo will focus on excavator grapples and tiltrotators, telehandlers and digger derricks.
January 13, 2023
Striking Union Members Reject CNH's 'Last, Best, Final' Offer
Workers are split 55%-45% between continuing the strike and returning to work at the Case and New Holland plants.
January 9, 2023
OSHA Reports 35 Trench Deaths in 2022 – More Than Double 2021 Toll
The year may go down as one of the deadliest in over a decade for fatal trench and excavation collapses.
January 5, 2023
Report: Nearly 1,000 Construction Workers Died of Job Injuries in 2021
The highest percentage of deaths – 40% – were attributed to falls, slips and trips.
January 4, 2023
Carlos’ Law Signed: Minimum Penalty for Worker Deaths Rises to $500K in NY
Carlos Moncayo's death in a trench in 2015 led to the new law, raising minimum penalties 50-fold for felonies in worker deaths or injuries.
December 30, 2022
Trench-Collapse Survivor Tells His Story to Help Others
Alex Parker is one of the lucky few who have survived a trench cave-in. Watch this episode of The Dirt to hear his story.
December 23, 2022
Contractors Face $691K in Penalties for Collapse That Cost Worker His Legs
Two contractors face proposed combined penalties of $691,000 following a partial building collapse during a demolition project.
December 14, 2022
Female Diesel Techs Find Challenges in Entering 'Male-Dominated Industry'
Among the biggest challenges facing female diesel technicians is gaining the respect of their male counterparts. But, the ones who stick with it often find it's an amazing job.
November 30, 2022
More Women Enter Diesel Tech Field, But Not Fast Enough to Meet Demand
Good pay and technology are attracting more women to the field, tech school instructor says.
November 23, 2022
Video: A Better Way to Train Young Construction Workers
On this episode of The Dirt, host Bryan Furnace offers a simple suggestion to improve training of young workers that could make a big difference.
November 18, 2022
Branch Civil’s Robert Kesselring Named 2022 AEMP Technician of the Year
“He's the person that we call when no one else can figure it out.”
November 2, 2022
Shops Would Do Well to Focus on Culture When Hiring Young Techs, Votech Officials Say
A paycheck isn't everything. Today's diesel tech students view workplace culture as a top consideration.
November 1, 2022
Worker Dies in Bridge Collapse During Concrete Pour in Missouri
Four workers were caught in the collapse, three of whom were able to escape with minor injuries.
October 26, 2022
Desperate Shops, Desperate Measures: Diesel Students Win in Hot Market
Aspiring diesel technicians are quickly getting snatched up, but they trail in mechanical skills compared to previous generations.
October 17, 2022
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Cat Launches Simple-to-Use 926, 930, 938 Small Wheel Loaders
Loads of advanced technologies simplify operation, improve safety and boost efficiency for the next-generation lineup.
Video: Watch Develon’s Autonomous Excavator & Dozer in Action
Case Enters New Weight Class with Zero Tail Swing Mini Excavator
Contractor of the Year
Video: Colorado Earthmover Wins 2023 Contractor of the Year Award
Equipment World Contractor of the Year
The Contractor of the Year contest recognizes contractors who have annual revenues of between $3 million and $15 million and exemplify the highest standards of construction professionals.
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