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NY Contractor Must Pay $500K for Overtime Violations
A contractor has to pay $250,000 in back OT wages and an additional $250,000 in damages following a DOL investigation.
June 7, 2021
29 "Cool" Gadgets and Gear for Working in the Heat
There's no secret to keeping cool on the jobsite, but these products might offer some added relief.
August 14, 2017
Kobelco USA to Use Yanmar, Isuzu to Fill Engine Void, But Plant Layoffs Will Proceed
The Yanmar and Isuzu engine refits to replace Hino engines are a "major project which requires an enormous investment in engineering and design resources," says Kobelco.
April 20, 2021
A Week in the Trenches: 1 Dead, 1 Fined, 1 Rescued
Within a week, one contractor was fined $135,612 for a fatal cave-in, a worker died in a trench, and a trapped worker was rescued.
April 12, 2021
Kobelco to Lay Off 75% of U.S. Excavator Plant Workers Over Engine Supply Problems
"It is terribly unfortunate to Kobelco and their associates for this to happen at a time when their sales are sky high and their workforce is growing rapidly," said a local official.
April 15, 2021
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Video: Cat Puts Its Service Techs Through Reality-TV-Style Challenge
The “Cat Trial 10: Tech Test” video – a slick production similar to those reality-TV obstacle challenges you can't help but watch – features a glimpse of technicians navigating a series of four tests to demonstrate their skills and endurance.
April 8, 2021
Family of Victim in Fatal Trench Collapse Reaches $12M Settlement
The family of a 24-year-old man who died while trying to save a co-worker in a collapsed trench was awarded $12 million – one of the largest wrongful-death settlements for an individual in Washington State history.
March 31, 2021
How to Secure Yourself in the Event of a Machine Rollover
Read and download this Safety Watch talk to go over the details with your people on why machine seat belts are a lifesaver.
March 25, 2021
Zipper Up: More States Using This Merging Method for Safer Work Zones
Though some consider it bad manners, DOTs find it can reduce traffic jams and help save road workers and motorists.
March 11, 2021
Shock-Proof: How To Avoid Electrocution Accidents During Utility Installs
A crew member reached out to steady a wobbly anchor during the setting process, unaware that the extended boom had touched a 7,200-volt overhead power line.
March 11, 2021
Oklahoma contractor faces $205K in penalties for trench violations
The contractor received six trench-related citations in 2017. This time, OSHA is proposing penalties of $205,000 after workers were found in unprotected trenches that had standing water in them.
March 10, 2021
Play some tunes, protect your ears with new ISOtunes ANSI-rated bluetooth headphones and earbuds
Protect your hearing on the job with Isotune's new earphones, both devices have Bluetooth connectivity and provide ANSI-certified noise-reduction ratings.
March 3, 2021
Missouri contractor faces $270K in repeat penalties for trench violations
Workers were found in a trench without cave-in protection by OSHA two years after company fined for fatal collapse. More details right here.
February 26, 2021
OSHA’s new Covid guidelines call for employer prevention programs on jobsites
Here's what you need to know about the new OSHA guidelines for Covid prevention.
February 4, 2021
A Deadly Year in the Trenches: 21 Workers Die in Cave-ins in 2020
Trench-collapse deaths among construction workers appear to be rising since 2018. These are the fathers, husbands, sons and brothers whose live were taken by trench accidents in 2020.
February 1, 2021
Biden orders OSHA to consider emergency Covid standards
President Joe Biden issues executive order to review workplace guidelines and enforcement to prevent Covid spread, and possibly roll out emergency temporary standards.
January 27, 2021
88% of Contractors Report Projects Canceled or Delayed in 2020 & 2021
According to a recent survey, 88 percent of contractors reported construction project cancellations or delays in 2020 and 2021. Details about the survey here.
January 8, 2021
H&E to sell trench boxes that can be assembled in under 15 minutes
H&E Equipment Services partners with GroundWorks Safety System to bring easy to assemble trench boxes to the U.S. market. Details on Equipment World.
November 25, 2020
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Video: The Meteoric Rise of Kubota Construction Equipment | The Dirt #28
With the explosion of interest in compact equipment over the last few years, Kubota has seen huge growth in its construction equipment division. We talk to product manager Patrick Baker about what's behind that growth and Kubota's latest machines.
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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.
8 Benefits of GPS Fleet Tracking For Construction
Put yourself in control of your business with GPS tracking. Get peace of mind with increased visibility, improved worker productivity and reduced costs. Download this eBook to find out how.