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Cal Poly Takes Home Top Honors in Student Competition

Students studying construction management at Cal Poly won top honors and more trophies than any other school at the 2019 Associated Schools of Construction regional competition held in Reno, Nevada. So reports the Cal Poly News.

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Etna Facing $200K in Fines for Unmitigated Trench Hazards

Etna Construction Inc. was cited by OSHA for failing to protect workers from trenching hazards. So reports EHS Today.

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Tariffs Worry Texans, But Activity Remains Steady

Tariffs imposed on steel, lumber and aluminum have caused concern for some Texas builders, but industry activity has been brisk despite subsequent cost increases. So reports D Magazine.

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N.C. Crew Pinned Under Tractor Trailer, Two Airlifted

A trio of Browe Construction workers in North Carolina were pinned under a tractor-trailer on I-95 near Robeson County. So reports ABC News 11.

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Hawaii Landfill Filling Fast on Back of Construction Boom

Oahu’s building boom is rapidly causing the island's only construction-designated landfill to fill up with debris. So reports Hawaii News Now.

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Widower Sues Construction Firm for Not Anchoring Home Properly

The husband of Angie Walker, of Tennessee, is filing a lawsuit alleging Ralph Baxter Construction, LLC., the company that constructed their home, is liable for her death. So reports News Channel 5 Nashville.

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OSHA Releases New Penalty Rates of Up to $132,598

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced maximum violation penalties will range from $13,260 for a "serious violation" to $132,598 for willful and repeat violations. So reports Newsday.

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Sarcos Robotics Exoskeleton Lets Human Operators Safely Lift 200 lbs.

Sarcos Robotics announced its Guardian XO Max, a “full-body, all-electric, battery-powered industrial exoskeleton robotic system,” lets human operators safely manipulate up to 200 lbs. So reports Construction Dive.

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Mount Pleasant, S.C. Enacts ‘Controversial’ Limit on Home Permits

Mount Pleasant adopted a controversial limit on new residential construction. So reports Post and Courier.

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Shutdown Has Mixed Impact on Federal Construction Programs

The Federal government’s partial shutdown has impacted some construction organizations and programs, like the Federal Transit Administration, but has not harmed other accounts already funded through the end of 2019. So reports Engineering News-Record.

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