Experts: Early removal of bolts likely cause of deadly Seattle crane collapse

May 16, 2019

The state L&I department is currently investigating what role five contractors played in the collapse — Bellevue, Washington-based general contractor GLY Construction; crane subcontractors Northwest Tower Crane Service and Omega Morgan; tower crane owner Morrow Equipment; and Woodinville, Washington-based Seaburg […]

Day 2 training materials for National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction

May 7, 2019


The OSHA Jacksonville Area Office and the Safety Alliance – Jacksonville Chapter (SAFE) (henceforth “SAFE”) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safety and health practices and programs to improve American workplaces. To that end, OSHA and […]

Chicago readies $2B Red, Purple Line modernization

May 1, 2019

In December, the CTA announced its selection of Fluor Corp. and Walsh Construction Co. to engineer, design and build the first phase of the RPM project. The two will work together as a joint venture under a $1.2 billion contract, […]

Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

Former manager of $3.3B school construction bond in California files whistleblower complaint

May 14, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Whistleblower complaints are one way that corruption or other malfeasance can be rooted out of public agencies, but they can also be used to make the government aware of private industry misdeeds as well. And whistleblowers in both the public […]

Construction Processes, Financial, Interaction of Expertise

Pentagon directs another $1.5B to border wall construction

May 14, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

This is the latest move by President Donald Trump’s administration seemingly meant to circumvent Congress’ unwillingness to fund border wall construction, at least in the amounts that the president would like. Since Trump’s declaration of a national emergency at the […]

Construction Processes, Construction Site Safety, Legal, Regulations

OSHA fines Montana highway contractor $225K for burns, fall

May 13, 2019

Via: Construction Dive

Nelcon was also cited by the Mine Safety and Health Administration — an agency of the U.S. Department of Labor — in August 2017, according to the Billings Gazette, after an excavator and truck tipped into a mine pit while […]