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MDOT becomes first to mandate wet reflective paint and tape in work zones
To prevent crashes in work zones, the Michigan Department of Transportation and PK Contracting teamed up in 2015 to ...
Breaking down the AGC’s construction safety report: Age, region, trade and even time of day are major factors
The Associated General Contractors of America released a comprehensive study of accidents in the construction industry Tuesday. The 30-page report, ...
Indiana DOT builds temporary bridges during I-69 bridge replacement project
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) is warning drivers to expect lane shifts on Interstate 69 as it proceeds with a bridge ...
Labor Dept. hikes penalty amounts for OSHA and MSHA violations
In November 2015, Congress enacted the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act to adjust civil monetary penalties for ...
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Construction worker survives being hit by car that “flew” off Tenn. highway
A man performing work inside a Highway 27 work zone in Tennessee is lucky to be alive after being ...
Road worker killed following dump truck electrocution in S. Carolina
A road worker in South Carolina died after he was electrocuted while loading asphalt into a paver. According to The ...
Worker killed after being struck by excavator in NC work zone
A construction worker died recently after he was struck by the counterweight of an excavator at a highway project in ...
Falls claim the lives of 3 construction workers in 3 week span
Three construction workers on separate sites in the northeastern U.S. were killed by falls in a three-week span between ...
Work zone flagger killed after being struck by a vehicle in New Hampshire
A died Friday shortly after a vehicle struck him in a New Hampshire construction zone near Fitzwilliam. According to the Keene Sentinel, ...
Safety Week Lesson 6: 3 quick safety breaks each day ups awareness, slashes incidents
Although there were no injuries, excessive equipment damage and rising safety incidents had begun to take away from the ...
Safety Week Lesson 5: Complacency on articulated dump truck rollovers gets a rude awakening
Articulated trucks, because of their design and the uneven terrain they work in, have a habit of rolling over. ...
Safety Week Lesson 4: Equipment mods cut rate of slips, trips and falls
Falls from equipment are the number-one source of injuries in the heavy construction arena. Traylor Bros. wanted to do ...
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Cat unveils 3 20-ton Next Gen excavators: ‘Platform for the future’ boasts new hydraulic tech, remote start from phone app
3 contractors, 2 VDOT employees plead guilty to snowplow bribery
Nortrax sells seven South Florida Deere dealerships
VIDEO: Time-lapse condenses four years of construction on N.Y.’s new Cuomo Bridge
Tesla unveils electric semi: 500 mile range, ‘racecar’ cab, and ‘impossible to jackknife’
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Cat unveils its first UTVs with gas and diesel models coming Summer 2018
by Joy Powell
Volvo CE intros EC27D excavator: Short-swing size with more power
by Wayne Grayson
Motor grader operation remains a skill earned through training, despite advance of machine control
by Staff Report
Cat intros PM820, PM822, PM825 cold planers with grade control integration
by Wayne Grayson
Chevy unveils 2018 Silverado High Performance, a Corvette-inspired sport truck
by Jason Cannon
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