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According to OSHA, Brett Collins’ Life Was Worth $2,363

A miniscule fine was imposed for a safety violation that led to the death of a 20 year old man on a jobsite in Wyoming, so his family went to the legislature to make sure the next guy's life does not come as cheap. More

Cartoon Loving Boy Almost Kills a Construction Worker
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Cartoon Loving Boy Almost Kills a Construction Worker

The noise from a construction worker’s drill was interfering with a 10-year old... More

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Highlight Reel: Construction Pros Take the Ice Bucket Challenge

When it comes to dumping liquid, some contractors like to think big. More

What’s the Best Vehicle for Construction Work?
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What’s the Best Vehicle for Construction Work?

We asked and here’s how 599 of you answered. More

Dave’s Excellent Adventure: A Trip to the Redwood Mill
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Dave’s Excellent Adventure: A Trip to the Redwood Mill

See video shot inside the last operating redwood mill on California’s Central Coast. More

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What’s the Best Trade?

CareerCast just released a list of the top 200 careers for 2014—many of them in the trades. More

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Letter to the editor: Nail Gun Safety

A university professor takes issue with my attitude about safety, saying I blamed the victim of a shot to the heart with a nail gun when I should have focused on the tool. More

MICHAEL DAVIS
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MICHAEL DAVIS
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Who Cares What Tradesmen Do?

In the days before video cameras, no one bothered to record what happened on the jobsite. The attitude was: hey, it’s just a bunch of tradesmen out there building things – who cares about that? More

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Cutting Edge: Tool Crib Founder Returns to the Web

Acme Tools, the Midwest retail powerhouse that created the original online tool and construction equipment sales site, Tool Crib of the North, has re-entered Internet retailing after a 10-year hiatus. Tool Crib was sold to Amazon.com in 1999. More

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