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Discover The Construction Industry

Some of us don’t think much about it, until they start to build a new building near our home or work.  Then, we usually just complain about how the construction affects traffic and slows everything down. But stop to think about it: what would life be without construction; without heavy equipment? Before heavy equipment, everything was done by hand. Picks…

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Subzero Conditions Affect Everything In Heavy Equipment

Much of the country is seeing extreme cold this month. But along with that cold, we are also seeing an increase in accidents because the cold affects both the equipment and the operator. Heavy equipment safety means understanding the difference a drop in temperature makes. Effects of Extreme Cold on Heavy Equipment When metal gets extremely cold, it becomes brittle.…

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Less Training Results In More Accidents

Why have there been so many construction accidents in the past few years? A recent article on Equipment World's site by Wayne Grayson takes a look at the problem. OSHA official: Further increase in construction deaths likely; triggered by uptick in activity, less-experienced workers is a sobering assessment of safety on the jobsite. “We recently investigated deaths at jobsites in Kansas City,…

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