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VIDEO: Geniuses wrap themselves in rope, let an excavator sling them through the air

VIDEO: Geniuses wrap themselves in rope, let an...

Equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 19, 2014

Most people see construction equipment from afar. And most people, when meeting these machines in person for the first time, ...

Komatsu launches 31-ton HM300-5 articulated dump truck

Komatsu launches 31-ton HM300-5 articulated dump truck

Equipment

Posted by Amy Materson on Sep 19, 2014

Komatsu focused on reducing cost with the development of the company’s HM300-5 articulated dump truck, which features an EPA Tier ...

Fashion show goes on despite construction worker’s 30-foot fall through roof

Fashion show goes on despite construction...

Safety

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 19, 2014

As models strutted down a runway during a fashion show in London earlier this week, a construction worker tumbled through ...

Toyota issues recalls on Tundra and Tacoma pickups

Toyota issues recalls on Tundra and Tacoma pickups

Equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 19, 2014

Toyota has issued recalls on both its full-size and midsize pickups over separate issues. The first recall deals with the 2014 ...

New ARTBA awards program to honor construction firms who serve their communities

New ARTBA awards program to honor construction firms...

Business

Posted by Amy Materson on Sep 19, 2014

Construction firms intent on giving back to their communities may now be honored for their good works. The Transportation Development Foundation, ...

GEAR: The all-steel and orderly design of the Trusco Deluxe tool box hasn’t needed a change since 1947

GEAR: The all-steel and orderly design of the Trusco...

Equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 18, 2014

In an age of plastic boxes and tool bags made of various composite materials, a steel tool box like the ...

Truck driver hops out of his truck at road work zone, sucker punches construction worker

Truck driver hops out of his truck at road work zone,...

Workforce

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 18, 2014

As if workers in road work zones didn't have enough to worry about between speeding cars and inattentive drivers, the ...

Home starts dive 14.4% in August but homebuilder confidence rises to nearly 9-year high

Home starts dive 14.4% in August but homebuilder...

Business

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 18, 2014

Another down month in August continued what has been a very up-and-down year for construction of new homes in the ...

Road builders, construction groups oppose bill to lower gas tax, surrender federal highway authority to states

Road builders, construction groups oppose bill to lower...

Business

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Sep 18, 2014

Construction groups and transportation interests have written Congress to express opposition to the so-called “devolution” of the federal highway program ...

Construction worker calls in fake bomb threat to Coast Guard to get off work early

Construction worker calls in fake bomb threat to Coast...

Workforce

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Sep 17, 2014

A construction worker in Corpus Christi, Texas, is facing up to 10 years in federal prison and a fine of ...

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