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Worker killed after lift pins him to roof beam in Illinois

Worker killed after lift pins him to roof beam in...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 04, 2015

A construction worker was killed in an odd accident in Wilmington, Illinois, last week when he was pinned to a ...

American Concrete Institute launches ACI University; online hub offers anywhere access to educational programs

American Concrete Institute launches ACI University;...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 03, 2015

Seeking to simplify access to the wealth of educational resources it offers for contractors and workers, the American Concrete Institute ...

VIDEO: Construction worker survives being run over by truck in Oregon parking lot

VIDEO: Construction worker survives being run over by...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Feb 02, 2015

When you hear what construction worker Travis Roberts survived while on the job last week in Oregon, you'll be surprised. But ...

Astec’s Ben Brock: “Best shot we’ve had in 10 years” to get out of highway funding dead end

Astec’s Ben Brock: “Best shot we’ve...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 30, 2015

All the talk about the upcoming highway bill reauthorization—now in an extension until May—had a familiar ring to Ben Brock, ...

One worker dead, another injured after wall collapses into scissor lift in Texas

One worker dead, another injured after wall collapses...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 30, 2015

One construction worker is dead and another received minor injuries while doing demolition work atop a scissor lift in Midland, Texas. According ...

How a heavy equipment operator, mother of two went from no driver’s license to running her own construction crew (VIDEO)

How a heavy equipment operator, mother of two went from...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 29, 2015

“What am I doing here?” That was Patricia Hook’s first question when she arrived at J. Pettiecord two years ago. The ...

Komatsu profit up 5.5% in 3Q thanks to strong construction equipment sales in North America

Komatsu profit up 5.5% in 3Q thanks to strong...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 28, 2015

Helped by a weakening of the yen against the U.S. dollar as well as increased equipment sales in the Americas ...

With drones and driverless dozers, Komatsu to begin leasing automated construction fleets

With drones and driverless dozers, Komatsu to begin...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 26, 2015

With consecutive showings on our annual Innovations awards, the Equipment World staff has talked pretty extensively about Komatsu's Intelligent Machine Control ...

California contractor sees latest emissions-compliant construction equipment as a competitive advantage

California contractor sees latest emissions-compliant...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Jan 26, 2015

Andrew Allen, president of R. J. Allen Inc, has a different perspective on California Air Resources Board regulations, which require ...

Corporate tax code reforms have early bi-partisan support as method for funding long-term highway bill this year

Corporate tax code reforms have early bi-partisan...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 26, 2015

After President Barack Obama made a brief mention of infrastructure funding in his State of the Union address last week, ...

Los Angeles at a tipping point: get serious about public transportation or sink into Third World status

Los Angeles at a tipping point: get serious about...

Posted by Tom Jackson on Jan 23, 2015

Last week I got the opportunity to visit Southern California and see how the country's most famous freeways were holding ...

After being speared in the head by a huge piece of rebar, this guy probably won’t forget his hard hat again

After being speared in the head by a huge piece of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 22, 2015

A Chinese construction worker has somehow survived having a massive piece of rebar becoming lodged in his head. According to the New York Post, ...

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