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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
Labor Secretary Offers to Intervene in CNH Strike
As picket lines at Case and New Holland plants stretch into the 23rd week, Martin Walsh offers to help.
October 10, 2022
Contractor Faces $1.2M Fine After Operator Dies in Building Collapse
OSHA reports a compact excavator being operated exceeded the partially demolished floor's load, causing an 80-foot fall.
September 30, 2022
OSHA Severe Violator Enforcement Expanded to Cases with No Death or Injuries
Employers will be placed in the Severe Violator Enforcement Program if OSHA finds at least two willful or repeat violations.
September 29, 2022
How Contractors are Finding Workers Amid Labor Shortage
As the construction industry continues to struggle to find enough workers, contractors are increasingly looking to new ways – or ramping up traditional ones – to attract and keep employees.
September 13, 2022
Quick-Hire Backfire? 5 Tips for Contractors for Smarter Recruiting
Throwing anyone with a pulse onto a jobsite can lead to catastrophe. Veit VP of human resources Kelly Hansen shares her top tips for recruiting.
September 6, 2022
Video: A Simple Way Contractors Can Improve Employees’ Family Ties
This episode of The Dirt focuses on families and work as a way to help reduce construction's high suicide rate. Watch here.
August 26, 2022
Biden's PLA Rule Stirs Controversy in Construction Industry
Trade associations and unions are divided over the benefits of the proposed rule for federal projects of $35 million or more.
August 26, 2022
Talks Set to Resume Between CNH, Union as Strike Enters 17th Week
Workers at plants in Wisconsin and Iowa walked out May 2 after their contract with the equipment manufacturer expired.
August 23, 2022
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A Collector’s 1951 Mead “Mighty Mouse” Dozer and Other Rare Finds
Along with the "Baby Dozer," Robert Dahs of Ohio has restored a 1930 Galion motor roller and a 1955 Duo-Pactor.
Video: Komatsu Unveils Electric Excavators and Wheel Loader
The Adaptable Motor Grader: Models Change to Accommodate Contractors
Mecalac Enters the Compact Loader Market with Six-Model Lineup (Video)
Caution, "Snow Beast" at Work! – Watch Wyoming's New Massive Snowblower
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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