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$400K in Penalties Issued for Trench Violations in Pa., Ohio
Contractors on jobs in Ohio and Philadelphia are facing six-figure penalties, including one at an Amazon site where a worker died.
March 22, 2022
Two Dozer Runover Deaths in 2 Days, in Nebraska and Michigan
A construction company owner in Nebraska and a road worker in Michigan die in separate tragic accidents.
March 9, 2022
Contractor Sentenced to Jail after Trench Death – A First in State’s History
In 2016, a worker was buried in a trench collapse in West Seattle. Six years later, his employer will go to jail.
March 7, 2022
Idaho Contractor Faces $173,000 in Penalties for Trench Violations
Workers were found in and around trenches with no cave-in protection, OSHA says.
January 10, 2022
Colorado Contractor Faces $200,000 in Penalties for Trench Death
When rescue personnel arrived, they found three workers trying to save a coworker who was stuck in mud and under water.
October 29, 2021
PCL Civil Constructors Cited After N.C. Bridge Worker’s Death
After the remains of this Outer Banks bridge collapsed during demolition and killed a worker, OSHA points a finger at the contractor.
October 20, 2021
Philadelphia Contractor Wins Equipment World’s 2021 Safety Award
Specializing in difficult concrete cutting and drilling projects – with blades as large as 66 inches in diameter – this company makes safety a top priority so its workers go home each day injury-free.
October 7, 2021
OSHA to Ramp Up Heat-Related Enforcement and Inspections
When temperatures rise above 80 degrees, OSHA plans to increase jobsite inspections.
September 21, 2021
A Week in the Trenches: 1 Dead, 1 Fined, 1 Rescued
Within a week, one contractor was fined $135,612 for a fatal cave-in, a worker died in a trench, and a trapped worker was rescued.
April 12, 2021
Family of Victim in Fatal Trench Collapse Reaches $12M Settlement
The family of a 24-year-old man who died while trying to save a co-worker in a collapsed trench was awarded $12 million – one of the largest wrongful-death settlements for an individual in Washington State history.
March 31, 2021
How to Secure Yourself in the Event of a Machine Rollover
Read and download this Safety Watch talk to go over the details with your people on why machine seat belts are a lifesaver.
March 25, 2021
Zipper Up: More States Using This Merging Method for Safer Work Zones
Though some consider it bad manners, DOTs find it can reduce traffic jams and help save road workers and motorists.
March 11, 2021
Shock-Proof: How To Avoid Electrocution Accidents During Utility Installs
A crew member reached out to steady a wobbly anchor during the setting process, unaware that the extended boom had touched a 7,200-volt overhead power line.
March 11, 2021
Play some tunes, protect your ears with new ISOtunes ANSI-rated bluetooth headphones and earbuds
Protect your hearing on the job with Isotune's new earphones, both devices have Bluetooth connectivity and provide ANSI-certified noise-reduction ratings.
March 3, 2021
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
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Which States Have the Best and Worst Bridge Ratings in 2022?
Find the answers in Equipment World's annual Better Roads Bridge Inventory, which gives a detailed look at the nation's bridge conditions.
12 Days of Construction Gifts, Tools and Toys: 2022 Edition
Cat Ready to Play in Your Quarry with New 352 Excavator
Test Run of Komatsu’s -11 Excavators Equipped with iMC 2.0
Caterpillar Reveals its First Battery-Powered Mining Truck (Video)
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.