:: rawblogXport ::

union news / workers rights / construction / safety / irony...
today's home page

carpentersunionbc.com
google news

recent posts:
  • Unions key to pulling off Tall Ships event
  • Hurried vote on labour code feels like Tory reveng...
  • SHADY CONTRACTORS NAILED IN LAW-ENFORCEMENT CRACKD...
  • Talk of barriers in trades at diversity hearing
  • Union says workers not being rushed
  • It All Depends on Who You Ask
  • 6 dead in plastics plant shooting
  • America, Land of Limited Opportunity and Education...
  • Election 2008: Avoiding Another Train Wreck
  • Longevity, Backed by New Blood

  • BlogRolling:


    blogs that link here


    eXTReMe Tracker
    Powered by Blogger

    Powered by BlogRolling

    Listed on BlogsCanada

    member union label


    Get Firefox!




    implementation:
    email d@ve2300
    this weblog is the work of dave livingston, a union carpenter in nelson bc canada






    the web
    rawblogXport

    references to rawblogXport:
    Confined Space
    "Hat tip to rawblogXport for this."
    Jordan Barab, Confined Space
    "a great labor news digest..."
    Labor Blog
    "rawblogXport was there, providing consistently good labor news..."
    Political Site of the Day
    may.25.05
    Confined Space
    "Senators Push Legislation to Toughen OSHA Penalties"
    Workers Comp Insider
    Human Fall Traps
    Workers Comp Insider
    "May is labor history month"
    Workers Comp Insider
    "A tip of the hat..."
    NathanNewman.org
    "Union Democracy in Carpenters"

    FAIR USE NOTICE: This site contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of labor and economic issues, etc. We believe this constitutes a "fair use" of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 Chapter 1 Sec.107, the material on this site is distributed without profit to those who have expressed a prior interest in receiving the included information for research and educational purposes.




    "The fight is never about grapes or lettuce. It is always about people."
    Cesar Chavez




    :: Monday, June 30, 2008 ::

    Union turns a worried eye on construction cranes - By Alexandra Berzon, Las Vegas Sun
    A group that represents contractors insists crane laws in Nevada are stringent enough and says it’s likely to oppose new ones.

    Cranes were involved in three of the 12 construction fatalities on the Strip over just less than 19 months. But none of the accidents rivaled the dramatic crane failures recently in New York City and Miami, or the crane collapse that killed three people in 1994 in Laughlin.

    In February 2007, two carpenters were crushed to death at CityCenter by a large aluminum mold for concrete when it was mistakenly unhooked from a crane. Last month, a crane oiler at CityCenter was crushed between the counterweight and the track of a crane.

    In addition, two years ago the crane system at the Hoover Dam bridge project collapsed under heavy winds. Two weeks ago, a crane at CityCenter malfunctioned and began swaying, briefly shutting down traffic on the Strip. Nobody was hurt in either instance.
  • posted 6:49 AM :: reference link :: 0 comments ::
  • -------------------------------------------

    Comments: Post a Comment


    unions: the folks that brought you the weekend Powered by Blogger