Excavation Safety

Excavation machine damages TCN’s underground transmission lines

The Transmission Company of Nigeria has said that one of its 132kV underground transmission lines was damaged by an excavation machine working for IBB Golf Club, Abuja. It said the incident made TCN to transmit bulk electricity meant for the Central Area, Maitama, Utako, Jabi and several parts of the Federal Capital Territory without redundancy …

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Granite Receives AGC of California’s Highest Construction Safety Excellence Award for Second Consecutive Year

WATSONVILLE, Calif.- Granite (GVA) announced today that it received first place in the heavy civil/highway category for over 3 million worker hours at the Associated General Contractors (AGC) of California’s Construction Safety Excellence Awards (CSEA). This is the second consecutive year that Granite has been recognized for this prestigious award…read more

Imlay City PD: Man pulled from collapsed trench killed by excavating equipment before being buried

IMLAY CITY, Mich. – A man who was dead when officials pulled him out of a collapsed trench was killed by contact with excavation equipment and had died before being buried in the trench, according to authorities. Police were called at 12:54 p.m. Sept. 12 to a construction site in the 4000 block of South Almont Avenue, north …

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Vac-Ex continues demonstrations post-show

Following No Dig Down Under – held in Melbourne in September – Vac-Ex has continued to demonstrate its technology around the country. The team, who hail from Brisbane, Queensland, left Melbourne after No-Dig Down Under to travel to Bendigo and use the Air-Vac machine to expose a live water valve along a pedestrian footpath for a R&R McClure project…read more

Grand Rapids Excavating Company Must Cease Operations Following OSHA Violations

An excavating company based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, must pay penalties of more than $509,000 and cease business operations for “serious violations” of trenching and excavation standards. Kamphuis Pipeline Company reached a settlement with OSHA after a series of inspections in 2017 found that the company repeatedly exposed employees to trench cave-in hazards while workers were installing …

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Black Hill Energy supports excavation laws

State laws on excavation projects recently changed in regards to what people need to do to dig safely and Black Hills Energy is rewarding businesses in compliance. On Aug. 5 the company’s damage prevention coordinator Jesse Henderson surprised randomly selected construction crews that follow the new standards with free coolers. The coolers include an 811 …

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GPRS Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC Acquires Master Locators

TOLEDO, Ohio, Aug 15, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Ground Penetrating Radar Systems, LLC (“GPRS”), has acquired Master Locators utility locating business (“Master Locators”), a leading provider of private utility locating, concrete scanning, vacuum excavation, SUE and video pipe inspection services. Master Locators’ clients include utilities, engineering firms, and contractors who rely on its services to …

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City sentenced $325,000 fine for safety violation in 2016 death of tunnel foreman

The City of Edmonton has been handed a penalty of $325,000 for violating a safety policy in relation to the November 2016 death of a city tunnel foreman whose head was pinned between machinery and a wall. In a sentencing handed down in the Provincial Court of Alberta Wednesday, the city received the fine for failing to …

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Trench death leads to proposed fine of $145,860 for Ohio contractor

An Ohio plumbing contractor faces proposed fines of $145,860 following a trench collapse that killed a 43-year-old employee during a residential sewer installation project. Payne Enterprises of Dayton was cited for two repeat violations for failing to install adequate collapse protection and for not having a competent person inspect the trench before employees entered it, according to …

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