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OSHA Reports 35 Trench Deaths in 2022 – More Than Double 2021 Toll
The year may go down as one of the deadliest in over a decade for fatal trench and excavation collapses.
January 5, 2023
Report: Nearly 1,000 Construction Workers Died of Job Injuries in 2021
The highest percentage of deaths – 40% – were attributed to falls, slips and trips.
January 4, 2023
Carlos’ Law Signed: Minimum Penalty for Worker Deaths Rises to $500K in NY
Carlos Moncayo's death in a trench in 2015 led to the new law, raising minimum penalties 50-fold for felonies in worker deaths or injuries.
December 30, 2022
Trench-Collapse Survivor Tells His Story to Help Others
Alex Parker is one of the lucky few who have survived a trench cave-in. Watch this episode of The Dirt to hear his story.
December 23, 2022
Contractors Face $691K in Penalties for Collapse That Cost Worker His Legs
Two contractors face proposed combined penalties of $691,000 following a partial building collapse during a demolition project.
December 14, 2022
Worker Dies in Bridge Collapse During Concrete Pour in Missouri
Four workers were caught in the collapse, three of whom were able to escape with minor injuries.
October 26, 2022
Contractor Faces $1.2M Fine After Operator Dies in Building Collapse
OSHA reports a compact excavator being operated exceeded the partially demolished floor's load, causing an 80-foot fall.
September 30, 2022
OSHA Severe Violator Enforcement Expanded to Cases with No Death or Injuries
Employers will be placed in the Severe Violator Enforcement Program if OSHA finds at least two willful or repeat violations.
September 29, 2022
New Jersey Contractor Charged in Fatal Retaining Wall Collapse
Several workers at the site reported to the contractor that the wall was unsafe before it collapsed, according to court records.
August 23, 2022
29 "Cool" Gadgets and Gear for Working in the Heat
There's no secret to keeping cool on the jobsite, but these products might offer some added relief.
August 14, 2017
Safety Stand Down: How to Prevent Death by Trench Collapse
What every worker should know before entering a trench or excavation, plus details on Trench Safety Stand Down week.
June 17, 2022
Death in the Trenches: 13 Workers Die in Cave-ins So Far in 2022
The deaths include double-fatalities in Florida, Michigan and Minnesota, and cave-ins in six other states.
June 17, 2022
OSHA Proposes Public Reporting of Safety Data – and Contractors Have Serious Concerns
The new proposed rule may lead to attacks on certain employers with graphic or excessive details on their OSHA 300 or 301 forms by competitors, plaintiffs’ lawyers, community activists and union organizers.
May 23, 2022
Cited Twice in 1 Week for Trenches, Contractor Faces $220,000 in Penalties
Inspectors found workers in a trench with no cave-in protection. Six days later they found five more unprotected trenches at the contractor's other site.
May 17, 2022
Two Dead in Florida Trench Collapse
OSHA investigation under way after two workers allegedly "jumped in for quick measurement," according to reports.
May 11, 2022
2 Ga. Contractors Cited After Fatal Bridge Collapse During Demolition
An overstressed section collapsed and fell into the river 50 feet below, killing one and injuring two workers, OSHA says.
May 9, 2022
2 Workers Escaped Trench Collapse But Ordered Back In: 1 Died, 1 Injured
The trench collapsed. Workers escaped. They were ordered back in. It collapsed again, killing one and injuring the other.
May 3, 2022
Manslaughter Charges after Trench Death Dismissed on All 5 Defendants
Five members of a construction crew were charged after a 24-year-old worker died in a cave-in while trying to rescue one of them.
April 26, 2022
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Goodbye, 100% Bonus Depreciation! – Phase-Out Begins in 2023
The popular tax deduction for equipment purchases drops to 80% and phases out completely by 2027. Here's what you need to know.
Video: A Closer Look at Kubota’s New KX030-4 Compact Excavator
Hyundai to Re-Enter Skid Steer, CTL Market at ConExpo 2023
JCB Unveils New Hydrogen Combustion Engine for its Equipment
CNH Strike Ends after 9 Months with 60-40 Split Union Vote
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.
2023 Fleet Technology Trends Report
The 2023 Fleet Technology Trends Report reveals key data showing how GPS solutions are helping fleets overcome challenges, promote safety and streamline operations. Download the report to learn more.