[VIDEO] Construction Worker Rescued After Suspended Scaffolding Fails 15 Stories High

Two construction workers in Sarasota, Florida were recently trapped 15 stories in the air after one of the lines on their suspended scaffolding snapped.   One of the two men was able to be pulled to safety by some co-workers on site, but the second was stuck on the scaffold for an hour before the fire department could rescue him.

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Cool Tools: Fiskars Releases a New Line of Cutting Tools for Construction

Fiskars was first founded as a Finnish Ironworks company in 1649, making it one of the oldest companies I have heard of that is still going strong.  Recently – relatively speaking - in 1967, Fiskars made a name for themselves with their orange handled scissors.  Noted for their build quality, sharpness, and durability, these scissors quickly became an industry standard and a leader in the category.  Since then, Fiskars has expanded into other areas of the home and outdoors.  You may also recognize the name Gerber, as this is one of the brands Fiskars sells under. 

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Lawsuits Filed Against Home Depot, Menards Over Actual Size of 4x4s

For over 60 years, nominal lumber dimensions have been used in lieu of actual dimensions for lumber. That fact hasn’t stopped 2 class action suits, one for Menards and one for Home Depot, from being filed by an Illinois law firm over the size discrepancy, according to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

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OSHA’s “Water. Rest. Shade” Campaign Tackles Heat Safety in the Construction Industry

According to OSHA, more than 40 percent of all heat-related worker deaths occur in the construction industry.  Many more workers also become ill from extreme heat and humidity.  With summer now in full effect, it’s time to re-evaluate your personal steps for keeping safe in the heat and how your company is going to help their employees stay safe.

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[VIDEO] A View From the Current Top of the World’s Future Tallest Building, the Jeddah Tower

Since it opened its doors in 2010, the Burj Khalifa has been the world’s tallest building, one of the most coveted titles in all of the construction industry.  If all goes according to plan, the Burj’s reign at the top will come to an end when Saudi Arabia’s Jeddah Tower is completed in 2020. 

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It’s Time to REVOLT with New Bosch 18V Batteries

Do you own Bosch Cordless Power Tools?  Is it time for a battery upgrade?  Take a look at Bosch’s new CORE 18V batteries.  They have gone in and completely revamped their 18V batteries!  They are now smaller, lighter, more powerful, have a longer life, and allow for more cuts and drives.  Bosch has been able to achieve all of these benefits while also delivering corded performance in high-load applications. 

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OSHA Set to Propose 1 Year Delay on Crane Certification Rule

On Tuesday, June 20, OSHA is set to propose a delay on new requirements for cranes and derricks in the construction industry at a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH).

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