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Missouri contractor faces $270K in repeat penalties for trench violations
Workers were found in a trench without cave-in protection by OSHA two years after company fined for fatal collapse. More details right here.
February 26, 2021
OSHA’s new Covid guidelines call for employer prevention programs on jobsites
Here's what you need to know about the new OSHA guidelines for Covid prevention.
February 4, 2021
A Deadly Year in the Trenches: 21 Workers Die in Cave-ins in 2020
Trench-collapse deaths among construction workers appear to be rising since 2018. These are the fathers, husbands, sons and brothers whose live were taken by trench accidents in 2020.
February 1, 2021
Biden orders OSHA to consider emergency Covid standards
President Joe Biden issues executive order to review workplace guidelines and enforcement to prevent Covid spread, and possibly roll out emergency temporary standards.
January 27, 2021
H&E to sell trench boxes that can be assembled in under 15 minutes
H&E Equipment Services partners with GroundWorks Safety System to bring easy to assemble trench boxes to the U.S. market. Details on Equipment World.
November 25, 2020
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Supervisor indicted on federal charge in fatal 2017 trench collapse in Pennsylvania
The collapse on May 22, 2017, killed a 60-year-old worker installing a sewer line in a trench in Rostraver Township, Pennsylvania.
October 6, 2020
OSHA issues new guidance on face masks for working in the heat
The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has issued new guidelines for wearing cloth face coverings while working outside in hot and humid conditions or while performing strenuous outdoor activities. The guidance includes allowing outdoors workers in construction, landscaping and other similar fields to take off their face cover when they can stay at least […]
September 22, 2020
Contractor of the Year
Giordano Construction’s Quality, Versatility, Safety Record Pulled Company Through a Crucial Pivot
“We’re known for top quality,” says Tom Giordano from behind his desk. “We’re not known for being cheap. I tell people that call here for a bid the same thing.”
September 14, 2020
Extreme heat plus masks takes toll on construction workers
Wearing a face mask in the extreme heat of the summer months is taking a toll on construction workers. Check out these tips for keeping cool on Equipment World.
September 3, 2020
Missouri work zone crashes double despite half the traffic
The Missouri DOT reports that drivers are hitting truck- or trailer-mounted attenuators that alert drivers to work zones. Details here on Equipment World.
September 1, 2020
Milwaukee Tool’s new neck gaiter provides face protection and more
Milwaukee Tool is expanding its work wear lineup to include a new neck gaiter for face, neck and head protection.
July 30, 2020
Does Hilti’s new EXO-01 Signal the Rise of the Construction Exoskeleton?
Hilti has announced its entry into uncharted territory for the company in the unveiling of a new exoskeleton—the EXO-01—that it will bring to market later this year. In the video below we explain the types of exoskeletons, what they’re for, how the EXO-01 works, and what research says about the effectiveness of exoskeletons in construction […]
July 29, 2020
RES faces $500K in fines, lawsuit after fatal trench collapse
A contractor on a wind farm project in Washington and its affiliate face $555,674 in fines after a trench collapse killed one worker and injured another.
July 23, 2020
Worker injured in Fla. trench collapse; $54K penalty issued
Duke Energy Florida faces a proposed penalty of $53,976 after a worker was injured in a trench collapse.
June 30, 2020
Ga. contractor hit with $134,937 trench penalty has history of violations
With three violations in the past five years, Construction Management & Engineering Services faces a $134,937 fine for lack of trench cave-in protection.
June 19, 2020
OSHA reveals leading causes of trench violations in construction
Excavation violations were the sixth-leading cause of citations issued on construction sites by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration in fiscal year 2019.
June 15, 2020
Ohio DOT reports string of work-zone crashes despite less traffic
The Ohio Department of Transportation reports that five of its work areas have been crashed into by drivers within an eight-day period.
June 8, 2020
New ANSI standards for aerial lifts begin; is the construction industry ready?
After years in the making, the new ANSI standards started June 1st and affect all telescopic boom, articulated boom and scissor lift aerial work platforms.
June 2, 2020
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Concrete Paver Market Heats Up as Contractors Turn to Roadbuilding
As certain segments of the construction industry have slowed due to the pandemic, many contractors are diversifying into a particularly specialized market. Here's what you need to know.
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Equipment World Contractor of the Year
The Contractor of the Year contest recognizes contractors who have annual revenues of between $3 million and $15 million and exemplify the highest standards of construction professionals.
2021 Fleet Technology Trend Report
The latest Fleet Trends Report shows that fleets continued to leverage technology to build resilience and improve their business performance.