Articles about Construction Injuries, Deaths Magnify Importance of Training

The following are headlines that deeply sadden us here at North America Heavy Equipment Training Services (NAHETS): Worker killed in excavator accident at construction site. Tree falls off truck, kills construction worker. Lightning injures seven construction workers. Man injured in Maryville construction accident stable. Kansas construction worker dies after accident. Just about every day, we… Read more »

OSHA and the Impact of the Government Shutdown

With the federal government in it’s third week of the shutdown, manufacturing and construction industries are impacted in a number of ways.  Along with funding issues, many companies must learn how to work with OSHA’s skeleton crew.  Since the shutdown OSHA furloughed roughly 90 percent of its employees.  Howard Mavity, in his blog titled Confusion… Read more »

1 dead in Kansas City, Mo., crane accident

Nov 10, 2009 KANSAS CITY, Mo. — One worker was killed and another injured Tuesday when a crane tipped over at the construction site of a Kansas City, Mo., performing arts center, police said. The two men were in the bucket of the 100-foot-tall JLG Lift when it fell away from the Kauffman Center for… Read more »