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Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor

Got utilities to bury in extremely hard, rocky conditions?

Last summer, Columbia Gas of Ohio faced a challenging pipeline installation project.

On April 11, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that the final rule to improve workplace safety and health for workers performing electric power generation, transmission and distribution work has been published in the Federal Register.

The location of the 69th Annual Power & Communication Contractors Association’s convention couldn’t have been better.

There appears to be bi-partisan support for legislation allowing LNG exports to more countries without the need for Department of Energy approval.

Russell Spruill, P.E.

It’s an everyday occurrence on the job. Whether you are the contractor, the inspector or even the engineer you may have to get in a trench. Most of us don’t give it a second thought and get the job done. Trenches however, are a dangerous environment and accidents can occur quickly and often without warning. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states that fatality rate from trench related work is 112 percent higher than general construction work. A basic knowledge of trenching and the dangers it presents is essential to staying safe.

Traci Read, Managing Editor

Jerry Shaw has been named the 2014 Most Valuable Professional (MVP) by award sponsors Underground Construction Technology Association (UCTA) and Underground Construction magazine.

Gradall Industries, which designs, manufactures and supports Vacall products, recently announced that Southeastern Equipment Company was named the top performing Vacall dealer in the United States.

Geotechnology Inc., a leading provider of geotechnical and environmental engineering, geophysics, water resource management, materials testing and drilling services, has purchased a Cone Penetration Testing (CPT) Rig, becoming the only geotechnical services firm in the region to own such equipment.

LaValley Industries welcomes Craig Larson as the company’s Vermeer Account Specialist.

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