6 Taiwanese in court over fatal crane crash

SIX workers at a Taiwan construction company have been sentenced to jail for negligence leading to a crane crash that killed three Chinese mainland tourists in Taipei earlier this year. The six, an engineer, a team leader, a crane operator and three other workers from the crane operations team, were sentenced to between eight and… Read more »

Female grads prepare for work as heavy equipment operators

Female grads prepare for work as heavy equipment operators We stumbled upon this article form the Journal of Commerce in Canada and thought it was a fitting piece for our female students, even though these students did not graduate from one of our member schools it still says a lot about the diverse nature of… Read more »

Six Indicted in Organized Crime Ring

It took 15 months, spanned six Texas counties and recovered over $700,000 in stolen construction equipment. Now six people are behind bars. According to Lavaca County Sheriff Micah Harmon, the investgation begin in June of 2008, when his office received a call from a Houston business owner, who said one of his backhoes had been… Read more »

Unsafe Roads May Be a Bigger Problem then We Think

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 »

Man Killed in Crane Accident

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 »