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Backhoe operator killed by his machine in odd accident

Backhoe operator killed by his machine in odd accident

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Oct 30, 2014

A backhoe operator in Phoenix was found dead earlier this week in an accident with little in the way of ...

Construction worker killed by backhoe in Connecticut trench accident

Construction worker killed by backhoe in Connecticut...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jun 03, 2014

A construction worker in Windsor, Connecticut was killed Friday in a tragic trench accident. Danny King, 51, was working inside a ...

VIDEO: Operator loads backhoe into a dump truck without a ramp

VIDEO: Operator loads backhoe into a dump truck without...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 16, 2014

This video is pretty old, but thankfully the Internet has preserved it well. Having asked himself, "Why use a trailer ...

VIDEO: Excavator, crew upright a backhoe only to watch it roll down a steep hillside

VIDEO: Excavator, crew upright a backhoe only to watch...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 02, 2014

Everything about this video goes according to plan—except the last 10 seconds. Uprighting an overturned backhoe on a steep incline is ...

Relationships key with Stief Counts, The Counts Company

Relationships key with Stief Counts, The Counts Company

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Nov 01, 2012

  Stief Counts Chattanooga, TN   The Counts Company Year started: 1991 Number of employees: 4 Annual volume: $3 to $5 million Markets served: Renovations, new builds, metal ...

Equipment World July issue sneak peek: Grade Regulator...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jul 05, 2012

A bucket that adjusts final grade on the fly will be launched this summer by Indiana contractor Philip Paull. The ...

Jon Fye, Fye Excavating, follows his passion for construction

Jon Fye, Fye Excavating, follows his passion for...

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Jun 01, 2012

By Lauren Heartsill Dowdle   Jon Fye Sperry, Iowa Fye Excavating Year started: 1995 Number of employees: 45 Annual volume: $6.3 million Markets served: Commercial site work, utilities, ...

Safety Watch

Safety Watch

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Feb 01, 2012

Shoring things up Use required protective systems when working in a trench By Amy Materson   The accident: Two laborers were installing conduit in ...

Machine Matters

Machine Matters

Posted by Equipment World Staff on Sep 04, 2011

Leveling the Great Grader Debate Joysticks, yes or no? Steering wheel, yes or no? Whatever the preference, equipment manufacturers are serving ...

Inspection Checkpoint

Inspection Checkpoint

Posted by Brooke Wisdom on Aug 01, 2010

How to inspect a used rubber-tire trencher Rubber-tired trencher inspections are straightforward affairs, with little of the complications seen in other ...

Inspection Checkpoint

Inspection Checkpoint

Posted by Brooke Wisdom on Apr 03, 2010

How to inspect a used backhoe A four-part inspection will give you the information you need before you spend your hard-earned ...

Safety Watch

Safety Watch

Posted by Brooke Wisdom on Mar 01, 2010

Off, not idling If you leave a backhoe for any reason, make sure the machine is completely turned off   The accident: A ...

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