Safety

Construction accounted for the most workplace deaths in 2013, preliminary BLS report says

Construction accounted for the most workplace deaths in 2013, preliminary BLS report says

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has released its preliminary tally on the number of workplace deaths for 2013 and despite a slight decrease from 2012, ...

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Equipment

Caterpillar is planning a Big Data lab that will assist in telematics development

Caterpillar is planning a Big Data lab that will assist in telematics development

Caterpillar has announced an expansion of its efforts in the realm of telematics and how the company analyzes the large amounts of complex data it ...

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Equipment

VIDEO: How to build a LEGO dump truck with an excavator bucket instead of your hands

VIDEO: How to build a LEGO dump truck with an excavator bucket instead of your hands

We've seen plenty examples of equipment operators showing off their skills through interesting demonstrations, but this one from Finland might be our favorite. In the video ...

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Safety

OSHA will soon require employers to quickly report any injury that sends a worker to the hospital

OSHA will soon require employers to quickly report any injury that sends a worker to the hospital

In response to a preliminary report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that tallies 4,405 workers killed on the job in 2013, the Occupational Safety ...

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Safety

VIDEO: Guy sits on large pipe while cutting it, is bucked into the air because physics is highly unforgiving

VIDEO: Guy sits on large pipe while cutting it, is bucked into the air because physics is highly unforgiving

The takeaway from the video below is pretty simple: don't be this guy. Staring his friend the excavator bucket directly in the face, this guy was ...

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Equipment

Thieves steal telehandler from construction jobsite, unsuccessfully try to knock over an ATM with it

Thieves steal telehandler from construction jobsite, unsuccessfully try to knock over an ATM with it

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office is hunting for those involved in a failed attempt to either steal or burglarize an ATM using a telehandler. According to a ...

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Tech

Use GPS accuracy, productivity to set pilings with Trimble’s DPS900 Piling System

Use GPS accuracy, productivity to set pilings with Trimble’s DPS900 Piling System

Machine control is for more than just moving dirt. This summer Trimble launched its DPS900 Piling System, which is a dedicated, land-based 3D machine control ...

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Tech

ThumbDogs let you keep your gloves on when working on tablets and smartphones

ThumbDogs let you keep your gloves on when working on tablets and smartphones

With winter getting closer, the gloves will soon come out, but that doesn't mean you have to take them off to operate your tablet or ...

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Workforce

Construction worker shot multiple times after altercation with coworker in Georgia

Construction worker shot multiple times after altercation with coworker in Georgia

Another jobsite altercation between coworkers erupted into a shooting, this time in Valdosta, Georgia. According to a report from WFXI TV, the workers were part of ...

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Tech

Topcon FC-500 data collector lets you map projects and share data instantly with the cloud

Topcon FC-500 data collector lets you map projects and share data instantly with the cloud

Mapping GIS databases on electric utilities, gas pipelines, disaster management survey points, water and wastewater operations, forestry, highway maintenance markers and construction projects can require ...

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Equipment

Number of new articulated dump truck models is up in 2014 along with their size and fuel efficiency

Number of new articulated dump truck models is up in 2014 along with their size and fuel efficiency

Crunching some numbers from the Equipment World Spec Guide provides good insight into the articulated dump truck market. The 2014 Spec Guide has about the ...

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Equipment

What’s new with directional drills?

What’s new with directional drills?

Operator-centric moves Keeping operators happy and productive continues to be a main thrust. “This positively impacts contractor’s bottom lines,” says Joshua Beddow, marketing manager, Toro, “which ...

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Equipment

9 things you must know to get a handle on DEF

9 things you must know to get a handle on DEF

"Why does it have to be this way? Why are we having to do one more thing?” Those are typically the first questions customers ask Heath ...

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Business

Zeal for diversification, taking care of fleet key to Wm. Winkler Company’s success

Zeal for diversification, taking care of fleet key to Wm. Winkler Company’s success

"We love to do anything that involves concrete,” says Brian Winkler, 47, president of Wm. Winkler Company.  In fact, concrete has been Wm. Winkler Company’s material ...

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