Day: August 26, 2021

MA Contractor Facing $1.3 Million Fine After Trench Fatalities

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) cited a Wayland, Massachusetts, contractor and his processor and successor companies with 28 willful, repeat, serious, and other-than-serious safety and health violations following two trenching fatalities. The agency seeks a total of $1,350,884 in penalties. Atlantic Coast Utilities LLC/Advanced Utilities Inc.; its predecessor company Shannon Construction Corp.; their owner, Laurence Moloney; and …

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Pemex CEO says platform fire could have been caused by gas leak Reuters 2 minute read

MEXICO CITY, Aug 25 (Reuters) – A deadly weekend fire at on offshore platform in the southern Gulf of Mexico operated by Mexican state oil firm Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) could have been caused by a gas leak, Pemex’s chief executive said on Wednesday. Five workers were killed, two are missing and six were injured in …

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UPDATED: Construction worker dies after electrical accident in Dumfries

UPDATED: A construction worker whose extended power lift hit an electrical transmission line outside a Dumfries apartment complex Tuesday afternoon has died from his injuries, officials said Tuesday night. Prince William Fire & Rescue teams were working with Dominion Energy to rescue two construction workers trapped in this power lift after the lift came in contact with …

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SDG&E urges public to call 811 to get utilities marked before digging to avoid injuries and fines

SAN DIEGO – With construction and landscaping activities causing hundreds of natural gas line breaks and emergencies each year in the region, San Diego Gas & Electric marked 811 Day by urging the public to call the free 811 DigAlert service to get underground utilities marked before digging. Underground utilities, including natural gas pipelines, underground …

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Construction crew hits La Pine natural gas line; ‘significant’ leak prompts evacuations

La PINE, Ore. (KTVZ) – A construction crew hit a four-inch natural gas line in La Pine Tuesday morning, causing a significant leak that prompted evacuations of several nearby businesses and the closure of Huntington Road, fire officials said. La Pine Rural Fire District crews responded just after 9 a.m. to the reported gas leak …

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