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Construction Industry Using Video Games to Recruit and Train

Construction Industry Using Video Games to Recruit and Train

Video games have been around a long time. But ever since technology advanced during the past few decades, it has become a multibillion-dollar industry. Equipment and devices have also advanced enough to become smaller, less expensive and more intuitive. People as young as a 6 months old are able use a tablet touch screen without […]

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The Bagger 288 Excavator

The Bagger 288 Excavator

The Bagger 288 is the biggest excavating machine in the world. It was first built by the German manufacturer, Krupp, in 1978. The excavator was built for coal mining at the Hambach stripmine, located in Germany. It’s so powerful, it can excavate 240,000 tons of coal per day. That’s equal to a football field dug […]

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Excavators Can Be Risky

Excavators Can Be Risky

A construction site can pose a danger to laborers that work closely with heavy machinery. Excavators, backhoes and loaders have heavy attachments that sometimes need chainging. Safety should be the number one priority when it comes to working in this industry. How Serious is It? According to the Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries (CFOI) there’s […]

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