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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.


Flagman caught boozing on the job

Oct 16, 2014

Flagman caught boozing on the job

Road construction zones are already unsafe enough without bringing alcohol into the mix. Yet that’s exactly what the flagman of a crew near Omena, Michigan, was recently caught doing. According to a report from UpNorthLive.com, a truck driver passing by a ...

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Tappan Zee bridge site welcomes humongous floating crane

Oct 10, 2014

Tappan Zee bridge site welcomes humongous floating crane

One of the world’s largest floating cranes has officially reported for duty at the site of New York’s upcoming Tappan Zee Bridge replacement. The crane, dubbed the “Left Coast Lifter” for its role in the construction of the new eastern span of ...

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Highway construction spending down in August

Oct 04, 2014

Highway construction spending down in August

U.S. construction spending saw its second dip of the year in August, falling 0.8 percent. Spending was at a seasonally adjusted annual rate of $961 billion in August, according to preliminary estimates in a report from the Commerce Department. In addition to ...

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Construction employment way up in September

Oct 03, 2014

Construction employment way up in September

The construction industry added jobs during September, extending a streak of job gains now nine months long. Construction added 16,000 workers in September and now employs 6.079 million Americans, according to preliminary data from the Labor Department. That is the industry’s ...

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Worker killed by dump truck on Georgia interstate

Oct 02, 2014

Worker killed by dump truck on Georgia interstate

A construction worker was killed in Rockdale, Georgia after being hit by a dump truck. Tristram Harvey, 51, was killed inside of a road work zone on Interstate 20 after being backed over by the truck, according to a report from the Rockdale ...

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PCA forecast: Cement consumption to see growth through 2016

Sep 29, 2014

PCA forecast: Cement consumption to see growth through 2016

According to the latest forecast from the Portland Cement Association (PCA), cement consumption in the U.S. will see steady gains over the next three years. As far back as the World of Concrete show in January and again in the Spring, PCA chief economist ...

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Caterpillar launches E2 Series mini hydraulic excavators

Sep 25, 2014

Caterpillar launches E2 Series mini hydraulic excavators

Caterpillar unveiled today five new mini hydraulic excavators, all of which will benefit from a new hydraulic system and will be produced at the company’s new Athens, Georgia facility. The new E2 Series machines include the 303.5E2, 304E2, 305E2, 305.5E2 and ...

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PHOTOS: Directional drill dives from trailer, dangles over Dallas freeway

Sep 24, 2014

PHOTOS: Directional drill dives from trailer, dangles over Dallas freeway

  Dallas-area law enforcement got some unwanted experience with uprighting an overturned directional drill after one fell from a flatbed trailer and then dangled from the side of the side of an overpass. According to a report from the Dallas Morning-News, the drill ...

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Driver hops out of truck and attacks construction worker

Sep 22, 2014

Driver hops out of truck and attacks construction worker

As if workers in road work zones didn’t have enough to worry about between speeding cars and inattentive drivers, the driver of a tanker truck was recently arrested for allegedly attacking a construction worker near Fairbanks, Alaska. According to a report from ...

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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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