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Construction leads US industries in struck-by deaths

According to a new report from the Centre for Construction Research (CPWR), more than 800 US construction workers died as the result of struck-by incidents from 2011 to 2015. That's more than any other industry.

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Komatsu establishes advanced technical Training Academy

Leading mining and earthmoving equipment supplier Komatsu Australia has moved into the vocational educational field, offering a range of high-level technical, operator and management courses throughout Australia, New Zealand and New Caledonia.

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Latest developments on ISO 45001

Latest developments on ISO 45001Lock icon

The world's first occupational health and safety international standard is currently being developed. It will help your organisation provide a safe and healthy workplace for your workers and other people, prevent deaths, work-related injury and ill-health, as well as continually improve OH&S performance.

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Procore to integrate wearables maker Triax's worker-tracking tech

Construction wearables maker Triax Technologies and con-tech company Procore are teaming up to improve the digital capture and management of job-site worker data, according to ForConstructionPros.

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The developing nations don't need more handouts, they need roads!

"If you build it, they will come". These were the illustrious words on the wind that inspired an Iowa farmer in the 1989 blockbuster, Field of Dreams, to level corn and plant a baseball diamond for resurrected legends in its stead. But the words that brought a Chicago White Sox team back from the dead are not only good for a night of 'Totally 80s: Trivial Pursuit'. They're just as handy in the boardrooms of world economic development.

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A journey of innovation

A journey of innovationLock icon

North America's largest equipment rental company - United Rentals - celebrates its 20th anniversary this year. Today, the company has 893 branches in the US and Canada and its 2017 revenue forecast sits at US$6 billion (AU$7.94 billion). Technology is at the forefront of the company's growth strategy and its journey of growth is not only inspiring, it offers lessons to operators and companies here in Australia.

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Raimondi Cranes appoints HLD as official NZ agent

Raimondi Cranes have announced the appointment of Heavy Lift Designs (HLD) as the official agent of New Zealand. HLD will be servicing both the North and South Islands from their newly established NZ headquarters in Wellington.

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A special job for the Wirtgen W 100 CFi

In Austria, a Wirtgen W 100 CFi compact milling machine with deep milling unit is being used for trenching prior to the laying of broadband cables - just before it sets to work milling off entire pavements.

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New CUBE cab combines maximum productivity with comfort

Tower crane manufacturer Linden Comansa have released their new CUBE cab, which is a far more spacious model of cab and provides optimum visibility of the working area for operators.

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Terex bounces back to profit with second quarter 2017 results

Terex Cranes has reported a positive second quarter in terms of profits and order intake, with income from continuing operations of $95.4 million, or $0.98 per share, on net sales of $1.2 billion.

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