ALEXANDRIA, Va., July 1 – The Transportation Construction Coalition, of which NSSGA is a member, unveiled a highway safety study today that finds that half of U.S. highway fatalities are related to deficient roadway conditions. Unsafe road conditions are a more lethal factor than drunk driving, speeding or non-use of safety belts, according to the… Read more »
A 39 year-old man who worked for a crane company at Appleton Papers West Carrollton plant died yesterday, July 15, after he was trapped beneath what is believed to be a large piece of crane. William Wilson of Trotwood worked for Crane Pro Services and was in the mill to work on a piece of… Read more »
IMG_1372 Originally uploaded by klabacka Matt Klabacka, Chairman of NAHETS visits Volvo CE headquaters in Asheville, NC to discuss relationships with training materials and equipment on July 7, 2009.
When Jim Wazny makes the 2,000-mile drive to Los Angeles to compete in the X Games later this month, he’s hoping for one thing: a good leg to stand on. For Wazny, a 38-year-old motocross rider from Merrill, that’s never a given. He’s competed with one good leg for the last nine years, after a… Read more »
A construction worker in Shanghai working on an unfinished apartment building was killed Saturday. Improper construction methods are believed to be the reason of the collapse in the Lotus Riverside complex in suburban Shanghai, according to a report from the investigation team. “Any construction company with common sense would not make such a mistake,” said… Read more »
DSC_4695 Originally uploaded by klabacka Nahets Chairman, Matt Klabacka, visits with Northern California College of Construction training director, Tom Champlin, at their field site in Stockton California.
As Texas Authorities searched the Area of Gregg County after a stolen backhoe had been reported, there was an accident reported in which a Volvo backhoe had been driven through a fence along with several other pieces of heavy equipment. Lt. Mike Claxton said his office investigated the theft of a Volvo backhoe from 10730… Read more »
Suzanne just returned from agency conference in Missouri and the Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation recognized the Oklahoma College of Construction for the third year in a row for our outstanding contribution to their customers. Our customer assistance is something we value greatly here in Oklahoma. Many other schools were nominated for this award, but we were… Read more »
John Deer goes at it with other companies such as CAT, New Holland, and Bobcat to find out who’s the best.
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 »