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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
Family of Victim in Fatal Trench Collapse Reaches $12M Settlement
One of the largest wrongful-death settlements for an individual in Washington State history was approved for the family of a 24-year-old man who died while trying to save a co-worker.
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 to merge at the last minute, DOTs find it can reduce traffic jams and improve safety for road workers and motorists. But it only works in certain conditions.
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
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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
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
Supervisor indicted on federal charge in fatal 2017 trench collapse in Pennsylvania
The collapse on May 22, 2017, killed a 60-year-old worker installing a sewer line in a trench in Rostraver Township, Pennsylvania.
October 6, 2020
OSHA issues new guidance on face masks for working in the heat
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued new guidelines for wearing cloth face coverings while working outside in hot and humid conditions or while performing strenuous outdoor activities. The guidance includes allowing outdoors workers in construction, landscaping and other similar fields to take off their face cover when they can stay at least […]
September 22, 2020
Contractor of the Year
Giordano Construction’s Quality, Versatility, Safety Record Pulled Company Through a Crucial Pivot
“We’re known for top quality,” says Tom Giordano from behind his desk. “We’re not known for being cheap. I tell people that call here for a bid the same thing.”
September 14, 2020
Extreme heat plus masks takes toll on construction workers
Wearing a face mask in the extreme heat of the summer months is taking a toll on construction workers. Check out these tips for keeping cool on Equipment World.
September 3, 2020
Missouri work zone crashes double despite half the traffic
The Missouri DOT reports that drivers are hitting truck- or trailer-mounted attenuators that alert drivers to work zones. Details here on Equipment World.
September 1, 2020
Milwaukee Tool’s new neck gaiter provides face protection and more
Milwaukee Tool is expanding its work wear lineup to include a new neck gaiter for face, neck and head protection.
July 30, 2020
Does Hilti’s new EXO-01 Signal the Rise of the Construction Exoskeleton?
Hilti has announced its entry into uncharted territory for the company in the unveiling of a new exoskeleton—the EXO-01—that it will bring to market later this year. In the video below we explain the types of exoskeletons, what they’re for, how the EXO-01 works, and what research says about the effectiveness of exoskeletons in construction […]
July 29, 2020
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Unique Cab, Greater Lift Capacity Mark Manitou's New Rotating Telehandlers (Video)
The all-glass cab led this manufacturer to name its new 360-degree rotating telehandlers "Vision." We have the details and a walk-around video.
Send In The Rebar Tying Drones: SkyTy Concept Will Have Initial Flight Next Year
Kenworth Intros All New Medium-Duty Lineup with Lower, Wider Cabs
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"Franken-Dozer" Lives! '85 Cat D9L Revived with Electronic "Heart"
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.