Flint CFO says state will pay back $6.6 million for past water line work

By Ron Fonger | rfonger1@mlive.com FLINT, MI — The city’s chief financial officer says the state will release previously withheld funds for work completed by contractors replacing water service lines in Flint. “These are the funds that were being questioned…

The $450,000 truck Mobile’s buying to alleviate flooding issues

by Nicole Fierro – Wednesday, February 13th 2019   MOBILE, Ala. (WPMI) — 450,000 Mobile tax dollars will now buy a truck used to alleviate flooding issues. Tuesday, Mobile’s City Council approved the spending amount to buy specialized equipment to clean sewers…

Site of gas line explosion in San Francisco was properly marked, PG&E says

J.D. Morris , Sarah Ravani and Gwendolyn Wu Feb. 7, 2019 Updated: Feb. 7, 2019 7:59 p.m   Pacific Gas and Electric Co. adequately marked its underground infrastructure at the site of a gas explosion that burned five buildings and sent people running for their lives in…

Showdown between Flint’s mayor and city council over hydrovac

by Joel Feick – Monday, February 11th 2019 (FLINT, Mich. ) A showdown between Flint’s mayor and city council was delayed at a committee meeting. At issue: the lead pipe replacement program. There’s a resolution by Flint City Councilwoman Kate Fields…

Huge flames shoot into sky in San Francisco gas blast

Flames shot into the sky as a gas explosion damaged several buildings in San Francisco. The blast sent panicked residents and workers in the city’s Inner Richmond neighbourhood fleeing into the streets as flames shot above the rooftops of nearby…

Should’ve used a Hydrovac…

Find out what caused a natural gas leak on Thursday that had first responders evacuating a neighborhood Leslie Thompson The Argus Observer ONTARIO — Utility crews were doing clean-up work at a Cascade Natural Gas station in Ontario on Tuesday morning…

Prevent caught-in, caught-between incidents

From  Safety+Health -The official Magazine of the NSC Congress & Expo January 27, 2019   Cave-ins during excavation work, body parts being pulled into unguarded machinery, standing within the swing radius of cranes and other equipment, and being caught between…

No injuries after gas line break

TAMMY REAL-MCKEIGHAN News Editor  Jan 16, 2019 Updated 13 min ago   No one was injured Monday evening after a contractor hit a gas line in Fremont. The situation occurred at about 5:30 p.m. in the 1200 block of North Park Avenue…

Digging workshops being offered around Madison

Diggers Hotline and the Damage Prevention Council of Wisconsin are hosting multiple excavator safety awareness programs throughout the state of Wisconsin in 2019. Contractors, excavators, builders, landscapers, municipal workers and utility workers are encouraged to attend these safety meetings every…

Flint contractor out $700K in fight between state and city

by Joel Feick – Wednesday, November 28th 2018 (FLINT, Mich.) The use of hydro-vac trucks to find water pipes continues to be a lightning rod of controversy for the city of Flint. The state wants Flint to use the trucks. The…