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Trench and Excavation Fatalities Rise, Regulators Prioritize Safety

By Kim Slowey for ConstructionDive

OSHA proposed a fine of almost $272,000 for Jax Utilities Management Inc. after an agency inspector determined that the company exposed employees to struck-by and caught-in hazards. The inspector also found that Jax allowed employees to work without cave-in protection and let water collect in the trench, which was one of the contributing factors to the collapse.

Komatsu Orders 1,000 Drones to Aid with Robotic Earth Moving

by Laurie Cowin for ConstructionDive

Drones are taking off in construction as the industry continues to embrace smart jobsite technologies and the myriad benefits they employ. Komatsu, in particular, is immersing itself in technology. In December it joined forces with tech giant NVIDIA to add drones and artificial intelligence to the jobsite, using drones to collect and analyze data that could streamline operations while increasing worker safety.


8 Construction Trends to Watch in 2018

By Kim Slowey for Construction Dive

As professionals seek to map out 2018 and beyond, there are a number of trends shaping the construction industry. Some are evolutions of past years, such as offsite construction and an increasing reliance on technology, and some trends are new, such as a focus on resiliency after the most damaging hurricane season on record and devastating fires in California. Other trends that will shape construction revolve around policy, both federal and state, the ongoing labor shortage and gargantuan projects, including Amazon’s much-anticipated HQ2.


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