2022 Trench Safety Stand Down

2022 Trench Safety Stand Down Season Concludes Industry-Wide Event Reinforced Safety Training, Education (Fairfax, Virginia) – The National Utility Contractors Association’s (NUCA) Trench Safety Stand Down (TSSD) for 2022 officially ended on September 30. This year’s industry-wide event held in June reinforced a basic fact to all attendees: safety training is critical to a well-functioning…

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National Utility Contractors Association Endorsed House and Senate Candidates for 2022

NUCA Releases First 2022 Election Endorsements Vote For Infrastructure’s Champions! (Fairfax, Virginia) – The National Utility Contractors Association (NUCA) released today its first list of endorsed U.S. House and Senate candidates for the 2022 Congressional election cycle. Each of these candidates has earned “infrastructure’s vote” because of their strong public or proven support to rebuild…

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US Department of Labor cites developer, subcontractors for exposing workers to dangerously energized power lines

Litana Development, two subcontractors face $518K in fines PATERSON, NJ – The U.S. Department of Labor has issued citations to three New Jersey contractors who willfully exposed employees to potentially lethal dangers by allowing them to work near energized power lines at a Paterson worksite. On April 15, 2022, the local power utility alerted the department’s…

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East Coast Crawl LLC failed to have power lines deenergized before work began

US Department of Labor cites Savannah space remediation company, after 32-year-old lead repair technician suffers fatal electrocution East Coast Crawl LLC failed to have power lines deenergized before work began SAVANNAH, GA – A federal workplace safety investigation into how an employee suffered a fatal electrocution while digging a shallow drainage trench under a home has…

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OSHA has suspended programmed and planned inspections in parts of Florida

US Department of Labor initiates technical support; worker safety, health outreach in areas hardest hit by Hurricane Ian ATLANTA – In the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration has initiated efforts to provide on-site technical assistance and outreach in the areas of Florida hardest hit by the storm…

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Dollar General facing more than 9.6 million in OSHA penalties since 2017

Inspections find Dollar General continues to discount safety as violations, penalties pile up for blocked exits, unsafe storage areas, other hazards Chain faces $1.6M in penalties after recent inspections, more than $9.6M since 2017 ATLANTA – Dollar General Corp. and Dolgencorp LLC – operator of more than 18,000 Dollar General discount stores in 47 states –…

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Power Construction of Chicago Honored by OSHA

Chicago’s Power Construction receives ‘Star’ level designationfor exemplary workplace safety, health programs Designation is OSHA’s highest safety achievement CHICAGO – Employing interactive online reporting tools, virtual job planning sites and new employee orientations with a commitment to safety are some of the hallmarks of the Power Construction Co.’s innovative safety and health program. In recognition of…

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US Department of Labor cites framing contractor

US Department of Labor cites framing contractor who ignored OSHA’ssafety hazard notification, directed workers onto roof without fall protection KW Framing Inc. faces $77K in proposed penalties for 5 safety violations RIVER GROVE, IL – While federal workplace safety inspectors are used to some employers’ disregard for workplace safety, the response of a Chicago-area carpentry company’s…

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US Department of Labor cites Florida company for numerous safety failures

MARGATE, FL – Working at the bottom of a Margate canal on April 4, 2022, a young diver was removing sand with an industrial vacuum to restore an embankment project when sediment above collapsed onto him, leaving the 22-year-old worker trapped until he drowned. A U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation found the diver’s…

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