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Amy Materson

Amy Materson is the Managing Editor of Equipment World. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from the Culverhouse College of Commerce and Business Administration at the University of Alabama, and has been a member of the Equipment World staff since 2006. Materson’s responsibilities include managing the flow of content for the magazine and providing coverage on a variety of topics that include new product information and safety.

Fuel tank troubles: Take special precautions when welding on diesel tanks

Fuel tank troubles: Take special precautions when...

Posted on May 14, 2014

The accident: A welder had been instructed to find the leak on a truck’s diesel fuel tank. Once he located the leak, the worker was assigned the ...

Be wary of work zones: Know how to stay safe when there’s a lot going on

Be wary of work zones: Know how to stay safe when...

Posted on May 14, 2014

The accident: A heavy equipment operator was part of a crew working on a resurfacing project for a county road. In need of ...

Dangerous demo: Demolition work is unpredictable — be ready for any hazard

Dangerous demo: Demolition work is unpredictable...

Posted on May 14, 2014

The accident: A construction company was demolishing a two-story warehouse. A large portion of the building had already been razed when the second floor ...

Disastrous drops: Falls are the number one cause of death in construction accidents

Disastrous drops: Falls are the number one cause of...

Posted on May 14, 2014

The accident: A bridge repair company was performing work on an interstate highway bridge. A barrier wall had been removed and four inches of ...

Shock-proof yourself: Know the dangers of working around electricity

Shock-proof yourself: Know the dangers of working...

Posted on May 13, 2014

The accident: A crew was setting anchors in preparation for utility pole placement, using a boom truck with auger. Each anchor was attached to ...

Up in the air: Sacrificing safety for convenience could cost you

Up in the air: Sacrificing safety for convenience could...

Posted on May 13, 2014

The accident: A worker was replacing structural steel members on a 280-foot-tall communications tower. Suspended 60 feet in the air, he was preparing to lower ...

Doosan’s new wedge lock coupler allows for fast attachment changes with no decrease in excavator breakout force

Doosan’s new wedge lock coupler allows for fast...

Posted on May 13, 2014

Change excavator attachments without decreasing breakout force with Doosan’s wedge lock coupler designed for use with the company’s 6- to ...

Volvo CE’s new mobile app puts specs, dealers and other resources just a few taps away

Volvo CE’s new mobile app puts specs, dealers and...

Posted on May 12, 2014

Volvo Construction Equipment has launched a new app for smartphones and tablets that gives customers access to Volvo CE news, ...

Fecon FTX128L mulching tractor tackles right-of-way mulching and more

Fecon FTX128L mulching tractor tackles right-of-way...

Posted on May 09, 2014

Perform right-of-way mulching, clearing, and other forestry and urban applications with Fecon’s FTX138L mulching tractor. Delivering 60 gpm to the Bull ...

HammerHead’s pneumatic piercing tools handle underground installation with little disruption

HammerHead’s pneumatic piercing tools handle...

Posted on May 08, 2014

Perform underground installation work with minimal disruptions to landscapes, buildings or traffic flow with HammerHead’s four new pneumatic piercing tools. ...

GEAR: Keen Utility Salem is a work boot designed for women on the jobsite

GEAR: Keen Utility Salem is a work boot designed for...

Posted on May 06, 2014

There’s no need for women on the jobsite to tackle their work day wearing a boot originally designed for a ...

How to develop a custom safety program at your construction company

How to develop a custom safety program at your...

Posted on May 05, 2014

There are many small contractors out there looking for safety training information on a daily basis, which leads one to ...

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