Company fined £100,000 after Croydon crane accident leaves driver crippled

One of the country’s largest plant hire companies have been fined £100,000 after admitting flouting health and safety rules which left a crane driver with crippling injuries. At NAHETS Safety is our primary concern. John Young suffered severe spinal injuries after the cab of the crane fell through the air and crashed onto the roof… Read more »

Parents Honor Son Killed in Crane Accident

Ramadan Kurtaj was remembered yesterday at the spot where a construction accident took his life. His parents, Uke and Reyve Kurtaj, were granted a visa from Kosovo, and traveled to New York for the anniversary of their sons death. A picture of Ramadan was placed in honor of him at the construction site. “It’s a… Read more »

A New Look for SCCC Crane Training Program

NAHETS member school, Southern California College of Construction (SCCC), recently enhanced its crane training program. Here is a statement from Campus President Henry Salgado . . . With the high demand for certified, safety conscious, and well-rounded crane operators, we decided to revamp our current three week crane program to a six week program. Upon… Read more »

Landscape Construction Magazine Publishes Article on NAHETS

Over the last 6 months, we have enjoyed various publicity opportunities here at NAHETS. Some of these include visits with Trimble, Inc. and Volvo, meetings with companies in Saudi Arabia and Estonia, a trip to Hawaii, NCCCO workshops, and more. Recently, we had another success that ended up being the perfect end to a great… Read more »

Monster Machine Picks up Bulldozer

What do you think of when you hear the words “heavy equipment” mentioned? What images enter your mind when you come across the words “heavy machinery?” Or perhaps you have never thought much about those things. Typically, large pieces of equipment such as cranes, bulldozers, excavators, backhoes, loaders, and others are associated with those terms…. Read more »