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Residents of small Oregon town use bulldozer, snow to fight and contain large fire

Residents of small Oregon town use bulldozer, snow to...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 08, 2015

With no fire department of their own, the residents of a small town in central Oregon banded together in sub-zero ...

Worker hit in head by bullet as construction crew is targeted in drive-by shooting in St. Louis

Worker hit in head by bullet as construction crew is...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jan 02, 2015

A subcontractor on a parking lot project in St. Louis has pulled out of the job after a drive-by shooting targeted ...

Construction worker shot and killed in robbery on Chicago jobsite

Construction worker shot and killed in robbery on...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 23, 2014

A construction worker and father of two was tragically shot and killed on the job Sunday night in Chicago's Englewood ...

Head Santa: Construction CEO doles out degrees in Kris Kringledom at oldest Santa School in U.S. (PHOTOS)

Head Santa: Construction CEO doles out degrees in Kris...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Dec 22, 2014

In December, many contractors are winding down the year, moving equipment off frozen jobsites and back into the yard. Then there’s ...

Texas plumber gets phone threats after old pickup winds up in hands of Islamic militants

Texas plumber gets phone threats after old pickup winds...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 18, 2014

When Jeff Oberholtzer retired and traded in one of his plumbing company's Ford F-250s last year, he probably thought it was the ...

Construction crew unearths grenade without a pin, worker picks it up for some reason

Construction crew unearths grenade without a pin,...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 18, 2014

A jobsite supervisor in Arizona got quite the scare last week when one of the guys on his crew walked ...

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

Arson suspected in gigantic fire that destroyed...

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 ...

Construction superintendent risks his life to stop wrong-way driver in Florida

Construction superintendent risks his life to stop...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Dec 09, 2014

After seeing story after story about deaths resulting from accidents caused by people driving the wrong way down Florida Interstates ...

A drunk guy in New Jersey needed a ride home, so he borrowed a bulldozer, destroyed a park and hit a car in the process

A drunk guy in New Jersey needed a ride home, so he...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 21, 2014

A New Jersey man this weekend increased the number of incidents in the past few weeks involving drunk men operating ...

Construction workers across U.S. push through blast of Bering Bomb cold snap

Construction workers across U.S. push through blast of...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 17, 2014

After the remnants of a Pacific typhoon sent arctic air across much of the United States last week, temperatures dipped ...

One contractor gives another work: Seattle officials suspect construction crew responsible for dumping concrete in sewer pipe

One contractor gives another work: Seattle officials...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 13, 2014

Even though it's something that happens fairly regularly—three or four times a year—footing the bill to repair sewer pipes used ...

Drunk guy arrested after taking wheel loader out for a spin in the middle of the night because he thought it was snowing

Drunk guy arrested after taking wheel loader out for a...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Nov 12, 2014

I'm not sure what's more disconcerting about this story, that this guy has access to a wheel loader in the ...

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