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…

First responders and industry pros learn the importance of safety during mock line strike near Weston, WV

by Charles Young STAFF WRITER   Oct 30, 2018 WESTON — Local first responders and professionals from the oil and gas industry attended a mock gas-line strike demonstration at the West Virginia State Fire Academy near Weston on Tuesday. The mock strike,…

OSHA Stresses Trenching and Excavation Safety

Renewed emphasis comes with increased enforcement and education and new instruction. David Sparkman | Oct 25, 2018   On Oct. 1, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) officially kicked off its National Emphasis Program (NEP) targeting trenching and excavation. It’s not…

Natural gas line severed on Kinsley Street

NASHUA – While construction crews continued working in the area of Woodward Avenue and Kinsley Street Tuesday, an excavator severed a 2-inch natural gas supply line while digging in the street. Liberty Utilities spokeswoman Emily Burnett said a contractor working…

No children injured in school bus crash with truck in Whitchurch-Stouffville

‘No kids in the bus!’ OPP’s Sgt. Kerry Schmidt said in a tweet CBC News · Posted: Oct 10, 2018 9:04 AM ET | Last Updated: 26 minutes ago No children were injured when a school bus crashed into a commercial vehicle…

OSHA updates National Emphasis Program on trenching and excavation safety

October 3, 2018 Washington — In response to a recent increase in trench-related worker deaths, OSHA has updated its National Emphasis Program on trenching and excavation safety, effective Oct. 1. According to OSHA, 23 construction workers were killed in trench…