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Wayne Grayson is the Online Managing Editor for Equipment World. He keeps the website fresh with news and opinion on both heavy equipment and the construction industry from the experts at the magazine and also manages the publication's social media accounts. He's a technology geek as well and serves as the magazine's tech writer.


OSHA to require employers to report injuries and deaths quicker

Sep 16, 2014

OSHA to require employers to report injuries and deaths quicker

In response to a preliminary report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics that tallies 4,405 workers killed on the job in 2013, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has revised its rule on how quickly employers must report worker deaths or serious ...

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Construction equipment among quickest recovering industries from recession

Sep 10, 2014

Construction equipment among quickest recovering industries from recession

According to a new study of the construction equipment industry released Tuesday by the Association of Equipment Manufacturers, the industry was among the quickest to recover from the throes of the Great Recession and contributes nearly four times its market ...

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Construction industry extends employment streak, adds 20,000 jobs in August

Sep 08, 2014

Construction industry extends employment streak, adds 20,000 jobs in August

The U.S. construction industry extended its streak of job gains in August, adding 20,000 workers. It was the eighth-straight month of gains for the industry which now employs 6.068 million Americans—the highest figure since May 2009, according to data from the ...

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How robot designed for Disney could extend lives of bridges

Sep 04, 2014

How robot designed for Disney could extend lives of bridges

  A new robot dubbed C2D2 developed by a team of Swiss researchers is able to move atop, underneath and across any surface, checking structural integrity as it roves, and could greatly extend the lives of bridges. Both de-icing salt and CO2 ...

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Nonresidential projects push construction spending to largest monthly gain in more than 2 years in July

Sep 03, 2014

Nonresidential projects push construction spending to largest monthly gain in more than 2 years in July

After seeing its first drop in one year during June, construction spending in the U.S. fully recovered and then some in July, with its largest monthly gain in more than two years. Construction spending rose 1.8 percent to a seasonally adjusted ...

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VIDEO: Country music star Kip Moore's ballad for the construction industry

Sep 01, 2014

VIDEO: Country music star Kip Moore's ballad for the construction industry

Kip Moore has penned his share of hits, most notably the platinum-selling “Somethin’ ‘Bout a Truck’ which reached number 1 on the U.S. country charts. And now the country star has dedicated a song to the men and women of ...

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VIDEO: Semi hauling an excavator plows through a guardhouse while pulling onto college campus

Aug 25, 2014

VIDEO: Semi hauling an excavator plows through a guardhouse while pulling onto college campus

At Bellhaven University they’re referring to it as “the Guardhouse Incident.” With construction having begun on a new on-campus apartment complex, a lot of big construction equipment is making its way onto Bellhaven’s small campus in Jackson, Mississippi. And, as you ...

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The 6 signs of a bad construction boss

Aug 11, 2014

The 6 signs of a bad construction boss

Managing employees can be one of the toughest jobs to face when running a company. Too often, contractors build their business without having any training, guidance or expertise in how to deal with their people effectively. If you’re in the black, ...

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Excavator used to kill pedestrian, flip bus in terrorist rampage in Jerusalem (VIDEO)

Aug 08, 2014

Excavator used to kill pedestrian, flip bus in terrorist rampage in Jerusalem (VIDEO)

One man is dead and six others are wounded in the aftermath of a terrorist attack in Jerusalem carried out by a construction worker driving an excavator. Police identified the driver as 30-year-old Muhammed Naif El-Ja’abis, a Palestinian man from East Jerusalem ...

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OSHA official: Further increase in construction deaths likely; triggered by uptick in activity, less-experienced workers

Jul 30, 2014

OSHA official: Further increase in construction deaths likely; triggered by uptick in activity, less-experienced workers

If it seems like you’re hearing about a lot more construction-related deaths lately, you’re not alone. Anyone who pays close attention to news concerning the industry has likely noticed reports of construction worker deaths in the U.S. have come across ...

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VIDEO: Massive steel beam falls off trailer, snatches semi truck onto its side

Jul 18, 2014

VIDEO: Massive steel beam falls off trailer, snatches semi truck onto its side

It’s a very fortunate thing that the closest third party to this accident was the guy who filmed the whole thing and that he was behind the trailer rather than next to it. There’s no indication where this took place, ...

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VIDEO: With streaking flash of explosives, mile-long bridge collapses in 3 seconds

Jul 15, 2014

VIDEO: With streaking flash of explosives, mile-long bridge collapses in 3 seconds

When the Innerbelt Bridge opened to traffic in Cleveland in 1959, it was the widest bridge in Ohio and carried Innerstate 90. Today it’s gone. Though demolition work began on the bridge back in January, according to WKYC TV, crews working ...

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