To operate a crane in Washington you need to submit certain documents including a copy of you Nationally Accredited Crane Certification.
Strike by concrete drivers threatens Seattle construction projects
Moreeee than a quarter of King County’s concrete delivery-truck drivers have gone on strike, and the rest could soon join them — threatening to delay dozens of projects amid the region’s record construction boom.
The work stoppage has halted some concrete deliveries for nearly a week at a time developers are rushing to take advantage of the prime summer construction season.
In the core of Seattle alone, there are 74 major construction projects underway now, with others spread out around the region.
Contractors fined $229K for safety violations in Seattle crane accident
Three contractors on a Seattle construction project have been fined a total of $229,200 and were issued safety violations for their roles in a September crane accident that left two workers severely injured, according to The Seattle Times.
Officials from the Washington Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) said the two workers were severely burned after a crane touched an overhead wire. L&I investigators alleged that the companies chose to work under the power lines rather than wait for them to be moved underground.
L&I fined Marpac Construction $133,500 and cited it with six safety violations, while officials fined Spartan Construction $90,000 and issued five safety violations to the company. Shaffer Crane & Equipment was fined $5,700 and issued four violations. Marpac and Spartan have filed appeals to the citations.
Washington roofer cited for repeatedly exposing workers to fall hazards
America 1st Roofing & Builders Inc. was cited for multiple violations after four separate safety inspections found workers exposed to falls of more than 30 feet. The Washington State Department of Labor & Industries cited the Mukilteo, Wash., roofing company for 21 violations that include failing to require fall protection equipment, develop a safety program and have someone trained in first-aid at the worksite. The company has been cited for fall protection violations multiple times in the last three years.
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