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Construction worker dies after roof collapses beneath him in Michigan

Construction worker dies after roof collapses beneath...

Safety

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 12, 2014

A construction worker was killed Wednesday in Churchill Township, Michigan, after falling through the roof of the building he was ...

Ford is working on a hybrid F-150, will add a diesel option if demand is there

Ford is working on a hybrid F-150, will add a diesel...

Equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 11, 2014

Ford has done some pretty impressive engineering with its EcoBoost V6 engines. Though many shook their heads at the automaker's ...

VIDEO: Caterpillar excavators build world’s tallest sand castle ever, then completely destroy it

VIDEO: Caterpillar excavators build world’s...

Equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 11, 2014

Everyone knows the best part about building a sand castle of any significance is getting to kick it into nonexistence ...

FAA won’t issue commercial drone regulations until 2017 or later

FAA won’t issue commercial drone regulations...

Tech

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 11, 2014

The Federal Aviation Administration is so far behind in creating regulations for commercial drone and unmanned aerial vehicle use that ...

4th Day of Construction Gifts: Timberland PRO Pit Boss boots

4th Day of Construction Gifts: Timberland PRO Pit Boss...

Equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 11, 2014

When it comes to highly regarded work boots, one of the highest, if not the highest, rated pairs you'll find ...

Rugged new Trimble LL300S laser level stands up to jobsite abuse

Rugged new Trimble LL300S laser level stands up to...

Tech

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 11, 2014

Sensitive electronics don't mix well with rough jobsite conditions, but the new generation Spectra Precision LL300S laser level was built ...

Arson suspected in gigantic fire that destroyed apartment complex under construction in downtown Los Angeles (VIDEO)

Arson suspected in gigantic fire that destroyed...

Business

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 10, 2014

Police and fire officials in Los Angeles have opened a criminal investigation into a massive fire that broke out early ...

3rd Day of Construction Gifts: Craftsman heavy duty plastic utility cart

3rd Day of Construction Gifts: Craftsman heavy duty...

Equipment

Posted by Tom Jackson on Dec 10, 2014

These mechanics' tool carts are a great gift for anyone who struggles to keep the tools and components for a ...

VIDEO: 4 workers simultaneously sledgehammer stake through asphalt in under a minute and in mesmerizing fashion

VIDEO: 4 workers simultaneously sledgehammer stake...

Equipment

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 10, 2014

For anyone who's ever worked construction or in the trades, the video below is likely nothing out of the ordinary. ...

Cat dealer Cashman Equipment installing camera-based system that monitors an operator’s fatigue

Cat dealer Cashman Equipment installing camera-based...

Equipment

Posted by Amy Materson on Dec 10, 2014

Las Vegas-based Caterpillar dealer Cashman Equipment has now made available a fatigue monitoring system for heavy equipment operators. Initially rolled out ...

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