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Turner Protects Workers in U.S. Navy Building with WES3

In a short, two-minute YouTube video uploaded by the Wall Street Journal in 2014, a worker is seen barely escaping unharmed from a fire in a wood-framed apartment building under construction in Houston, Texas....


Massachusetts Communities Hit by Gas Blasts Receive $80M to Repair Infrastructure

ANDOVER, Mass. (AP) The utility blamed for a series of natural gas explosions in Massachusetts in September has agreed to pay $80 million to three communities to cover road repairs and other associated costs of the disaster, officials announced May 7....


Los Angeles-Area Development Approved in Fire-Prone Zone

LOS ANGELES (AP) The conflict between the need for more housing in California and the danger of building in fire-prone mountains was decided in favor of homes on Dec. 11 as Los Angeles County supervisors approved a massive rural housing development....


Case, Titan Machinery Support Team Rubicon in Colorado Wildfire Cleanup

Case Construction Equipment and heavy equipment dealer Titan Machinery, donated the use of skid steers and compact track loaders for wildfire cleanup in Costilla County, Colo. as part of Operation Freedom Fire....


Equipment Catches Fire on Texas Roadway

A paint striping machine caught fire on a Texas road, causing a shutdown of the road Oct. 2. Twenty-three police units were called to the scene on Northwest Loop 820 around 4:15 a.m. where the burning machine sat in the westbound lane, the Star-Telegram reported....


Statue of Liberty Evacuated Due to Construction Fire

A fire at a construction site caused the Statue of Liberty to be evacuated on Aug. 27. Firefighters worked for two hours to put out a blaze after a propane tank caught fire at a construction site on Liberty Island in New York Harbor, CBS News reported....


Fire Breaks Out at Building Site of New Egyptian Museum

CAIRO (AP) — A fire broke out on April 29 at the building site of the new Egyptian museum — the future site of some of the country's most unique and precious artifacts — but caused no significant damage or injuries, Egypt's Antiquities Ministry said....


Oregon Plans to Cut Trees Due to 2015 Forest Fire

In an announcement that indicates how a natural disaster can affect roadways for years, the Oregon Department of Transportation told the public to be ready for two weeks of delays on U.S. 395 south of Canyon City for special tree-clearing work....


Industry Leaders Pull Together in the Face of 2017's Worst Natural Disasters

When disaster strikes, the construction industry is notorious for pulling together and helping communities get back on their feet. Among hurricanes, floods and wildfires alone, 2017 saw more than its share of natural disasters....


FHWA Grants $1M for Repairs to Roads, Bridges Following Wildfires

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) officials announced the immediate availability of $1 million in “quick release” Emergency Relief (ER) funds to help begin repairs on roads and bridges in Oregon damaged by wildfires that began last July....






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