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Construction worker saves boy from dog mauling in Michigan

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 11, 2015

Construction worker saves boy from dog mauling in Michigan

Thanks to the actions of a construction worker working nearby, a boy in Michigan is safe and recovering from an attack by four dogs. According to a report from The Morning Sun, 8-year-old ...

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Construction industry roars back from down March, adds 45,000 jobs in April

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 08, 2015

Construction industry roars back from down March, adds 45,000 jobs in April

Following the first job loss for the industry in more than a year in March, the construction industry made up for the decrease and then some with a big April ...

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Workers discover ancient tools, homestead during pipeline construction in Utah

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 06, 2015

Workers discover ancient tools, homestead during pipeline construction in Utah

While working on the construction of a Questar gas line in Utah, construction workers uncovered some materials that gave them pause. According to a report from FOX 13 TV, after finding ...

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Crew rescues 2 co-workers from rubble following demolition collapse

Posted by Wayne Grayson on May 05, 2015

Crew rescues 2 co-workers from rubble following demolition collapse

A demolition crew in St. Louis escaped a collapse that occurred while they were working with only injuries, thanks to its own heroics. According to a report from KSDK TV, the ...

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Services around U.S. mourn workers killed on the job

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 29, 2015

Services around U.S. mourn workers killed on the job

On Tuesday, thousands gathered in services across the country as part of the annual Workers Memorial Day remembrance. The day was established 46 years ago by the AFL-CIO to honor ...

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3M contributes to scholarships for children of roadway workers

Posted by Equipment World Staff on April 29, 2015

3M contributes to scholarships for children of roadway workers

3M donated $20,000 to fund scholarships for the children of roadway workers killed or permanently injured on the job. The company donated the money through its 3M Visibly Safer Work Zones ...

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Construction crew finds body while excavating site near Detroit

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 28, 2015

Construction crew finds body while excavating site near Detroit

A construction crew working a site in a rural Michigan town near Detroit discovered a body last week. According to a report from WDIV TV, the workers were doing excavation work ...

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VIDEO: Watch Disneyland built in 1 minute in rare, 60-year-old construction time-lapse recently uncovered

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 27, 2015

VIDEO: Watch Disneyland built in 1 minute in rare, 60-year-old construction time-lapse recently uncovered

Disneyland first opened its doors on July 17, 1955, meaning that in just a few months, the iconic theme park will turn 60 years old. As part of the celebration, ...

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Discovered on Instagram, construction worker leaps from jobsite to runway in new career as a model

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 23, 2015

Discovered on Instagram, construction worker leaps from jobsite to runway in new career as a model

It's not very often we realize just how far-reaching the Internet is. Matthew Noszka certainly wasn't thinking about it when he posted a picture of himself to his Instagram taken while ...

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Crew saves co-worker’s life using CPR on Missouri construction site

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 22, 2015

Crew saves co-worker’s life using CPR on Missouri construction site

When Curtis Todd's co-workers saw him lying flat on the ground as the crew worked on a residential jobsite in Columbia, Missouri, they thought he had simply slipped when hooking ...

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Construction worker pulls man from SUV dangling from cliff after crash in Idaho (VIDEO)

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 17, 2015

Construction worker pulls man from SUV dangling from cliff after crash in Idaho (VIDEO)

A construction worker came to another man's rescue earlier this week in Idaho following an automobile accident that came inches from turning deadly. According to NBC News, Jason Warnock, a 29-year-old construction ...

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Indiana Senate passes repeal of common construction wage; Gov. Pence expected to sign

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 16, 2015

Indiana Senate passes repeal of common construction wage; Gov. Pence expected to sign

Amid a storm of protest, the Indiana Senate on Wednesday passed the repeal of a state law which sets baseline wages for construction workers on certain public projects. According to a report from the Indianapolis Star, ...

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VIDEO: Deadly construction collapse of Texas high school building caught in surveillance footage

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 15, 2015

VIDEO: Deadly construction collapse of Texas high school building caught in surveillance footage

Nearly two weeks after the collapse of a high school athletic facility killed one construction worker and injured three others in Texas, the school district has released surveillance footage of ...

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Family of Houston worker shot on jobsite offers large reward for capture of his killer

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 15, 2015

Family of Houston worker shot on jobsite offers large reward for capture of his killer

The family of a 19-year-old construction worker killed on a Houston jobsite is offering a large reward for the capture of his killer. Frank Medrano was working alone inside a house under construction ...

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Construction mishap fills half-mile of Oakland creek with concrete

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 10, 2015

Construction mishap fills half-mile of Oakland creek with concrete

While crews were working to back-fill a replaced water pipe in Oakland, California, Wednesday, a bit of negligence has led to a giant mess and concern for wildlife. According to a ...

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Post-vacation pressure: How to return to the office and jobsite without missing a beat

Posted by Amy Materson on April 10, 2015

Post-vacation pressure: How to return to the office and jobsite without missing a beat

With long holiday weekends and the summer vacation season upon us, it’s easy to get behind in your work. If you often come back from vacations and long weekends overwhelmed, take a deep ...

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Concrete workers save 2 children from burning home in Iowa

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 08, 2015

Concrete workers save 2 children from burning home in Iowa

After seeing signs of fire at a home near their Iowa jobsite, two concrete workers braved the blaze Monday afternoon to save two children. According to a report from the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier, ...

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Worker finds noose on Connecticut hospital construction site

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 06, 2015

Worker finds noose on Connecticut hospital construction site

Police in Connecticut are investigating the discovery of a noose on a construction site as a possible hate crime. According to a report from the Associated Press, a worker with Turner ...

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Construction employment fell in March, snapping a 14-month streak of job gains

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 03, 2015

Construction employment fell in March, snapping a 14-month streak of job gains

For the first time since December 2013, U.S. construction industry employment has fallen. According to preliminary data from the Labor Department, U.S. construction firms lost 1,000 jobs in March. The industry ...

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Ohio DOT uses “work zone simulation room” to show drivers the dangers of road construction

Posted by Wayne Grayson on April 01, 2015

Ohio DOT uses “work zone simulation room” to show drivers the dangers of road construction

Construction can be a dangerous job and when you throw in people in a hurry driving alongside you, it becomes exponentially more dangerous. Citing data saying 23 highway workers are killed ...

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Construction worker braves house fire to rescue mother, 3 children in Indianapolis

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 31, 2015

Construction worker braves house fire to rescue mother, 3 children in Indianapolis

Overwhelmed by smoke at the back door of a burning Indianapolis home, Bill Spurr wasn't sure what his next move would be. Luckily, a pickup carrying just what he would need ...

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Contractors on Milwaukee’s Northwestern Mutual tower claim largest continuous concrete pour in Wisconsin history

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 30, 2015

Contractors on Milwaukee’s Northwestern Mutual tower claim largest continuous concrete pour in Wisconsin history

Workers with C.G. Schmidt and Choice Construction, among other contractors, have completed what they claim is the largest continuous concrete pour in Wisconsin state history. According to a report from WITI ...

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Construction worker killed in senseless Connecticut jobsite shooting

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 30, 2015

Construction worker killed in senseless Connecticut jobsite shooting

Another shooting has claimed the life of a construction worker while on the job, this time in Connecticut. According to a report from WSFB TV, Jose Araujo, 31, was killed by ...

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Construction worker arrested after attacking co-worker with forklift in Texas

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 26, 2015

Construction worker arrested after attacking co-worker with forklift in Texas

A worker on a Texas jobite was fortunate to have survived an attack last week after an apparent disagreement led a co-worker to attack him with a forklift. According to a ...

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If construction wants to tap the millennial workforce, industry must abandon tribal knowledge for Web reference

Posted by Tom Jackson on March 25, 2015

If construction wants to tap the millennial workforce, industry must abandon tribal knowledge for Web reference

Last week while attending the Association of Equipment Management Professionals Management Conference and Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, I heard a term I'd never heard before: "tribal knowledge." I thought it sounded ...

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Women in Concrete Forum to address diversity, sustainability

Posted by Amy Materson on March 24, 2015

Women in Concrete Forum to address diversity, sustainability

The International Concrete Sustainability Conference, scheduled for May 11 through 13 in Miami, will open with the second Women in Concrete Forum. Focusing on the role of women in the ...

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BuildOurNebraska.com launches to address state’s worker shortage issues

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 24, 2015

BuildOurNebraska.com launches to address state’s worker shortage issues

With more workers aging out of the industry than it is currently bringing in, construction professionals in Nebraska are seeing the same impacts from a shortage of skilled workers as ...

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Construction crew rips roof from wrong residence near Cleveland

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 20, 2015

Construction crew rips roof from wrong residence near Cleveland

Your roof. It's not necessarily something you think about unless it's leaking or you're installing one. Or, in the case of one particular Cleveland man, it's being torn off your home. According ...

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Construction expected to near pre-recession employment highs by 2022

Posted by Amy Materson on March 17, 2015

Construction expected to near pre-recession employment highs by 2022

Construction employment will likely grow by 29 percent between 2012 and 2022, according to a report by the CPWR Data Center. According to the center, that would put the number of construction ...

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Home starts plunge 17% in February as cold weather and worker shortage drop builder confidence

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 17, 2015

Home starts plunge 17% in February as cold weather and worker shortage drop builder confidence

With spring right around the corner, U.S. home builders are certainly looking forward to the warmer temperatures and the official start of the construction season as starts on new homes ...

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Arizona DOT partners with college on Highway Construction Pre-Apprenticeship certification

Posted by Chris Hill on March 17, 2015

Arizona DOT partners with college on Highway Construction Pre-Apprenticeship certification

The Arizona Department of Transportation is partnering with Gateway Community College to offer a Highway Construction Pre-Apprenticeship certification program beginning March 23. The program is being offered through ADOT’s Business Engagement ...

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Skull found on Louisville construction site sparks search for more remains

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 16, 2015

Skull found on Louisville construction site sparks search for more remains

Work has slowed on a Louisville, Kentucky, jobsite where construction workers recently gained a bit more company as police and volunteers are combing the area after a skull was found on the ...

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Freeing trapped raccoon costs carpenter his job in San Francisco

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 12, 2015

Freeing trapped raccoon costs carpenter his job in San Francisco

"I'm going to do what is necessary for this raccoon." According to a report from the San Francisco Chronicle, those were among carpenter Todd Sutton's last words while still employed by RFJ Meiswinkel Co., ...

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Worker shot and killed on Atlanta jobsite after confronting thief attempting to steal his pickup

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 11, 2015

Worker shot and killed on Atlanta jobsite after confronting thief attempting to steal his pickup

While on the job at an Atlanta grocery store, a construction worker was shot and killed Tuesday after confronting a man that appeared to be stealing his truck. According to a ...

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Skilled worker shortage in Omaha problematic for several major construction projects, delaying smaller ones

Posted by Wayne Grayson on March 10, 2015

Skilled worker shortage in Omaha problematic for several major construction projects, delaying smaller ones

The Omaha area is in the midst of a major construction boom that its local workforce simply isn't equipped to handle. According to a report from the Omaha World-Herald, a $400 million ...

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Contractor optimism reaches historic high in annual construction industry forecast

Posted by Tom Jackson on March 09, 2015

Contractor optimism reaches historic high in annual construction industry forecast

The last time contractors were this optimistic, the economy tanked and went into the longest and deepest recession since the Great Depression. That was ten years ago. Today's optimism is reported ...

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