Underground Construction

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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. Read 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. Read more

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Drain Tech Grateful for Rescue from Collapsed Trench

There’s a reason trench boxes are made from steel instead of plywood or particle board. Read more

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Mega Tunneling Machine

I don't know anyone who will ever see, much less operate one of these machines, but that doesn't mean it's not fun to watch. Read more

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$6 Million Lawsuit for Trench Collapse Death

Two things stand out about the trench collapse that killed Kenneth Stafford: neither OSHA nor the workers comp system got involved. Read more

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High Reach Excavator Accident

Gil Olson was operating a high reach excavator on a demolition job in Seattle when a 10-by-30-foot section of concrete came loose and fell 8 stories onto the cab. Read more

Out of the Chute
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Out of the Chute

Few places in construction are mistakes harder to correct than the surface of a... Read more


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